Nairobi City County has introduced the Unified Business Permit (UBP) regime, combining business, fire, food, health, and advertising licenses into one electronic permit. This initiative, activated on January 1, 2024, eliminates the need for multiple licenses and aligns with Governor Johnson Sakaja’s commitment to streamlining business processes.

The UBP, accessible through the Nairobi City County Government’s NairobiPay Revenue service online portal, allows entrepreneurs to conveniently pay for their licenses online and receive an electronic unified business permit. Governor Sakaja emphasized that this electronic solution not only enhances public service delivery but also addresses revenue leakage risks associated with issuing multiple permits.

Sakaja stated, “We continue to make Nairobi Work, and I am glad that the UBP has now been activated as part of a deliberate effort to improve the ease of doing business parameters in this city.” The move is expected to contribute to the county’s own source revenues (OSR) performance, aiming to reach Sh20 billion by sealing revenue leakage points.

In addition to the UBP launch, Governor Sakaja extended the land rates waiver until January 31, 2024. Customers can conveniently pay their land rates through the NairobiPay Portal or by dialing *647#.


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