Boma yangu beneficiaries share their journey of using online Govt services as President Ruto launches 5000 services on e-citizen

June 30, 2023
The Government Housing Portal, BOMA Yangu,is among the 5000 digital services that were launched today.
Boma Yangu, the platform through which the State Department of Housing and Urban Development has been offering online services to Kenyans is now available on the e-citizen portal.
President William Ruto today visited the Boma Yangu booth during the launch event at the Kenyatta International Convention Center and interacted with beneficiaries of the housing projects.
The President and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua were received by CS Zachariah Njeru and PS Charles Hinga.
As part of the launch event, the Housing Department had requested two active users of Boma Yangu to share their experience with Kenyans.
Mr Joseph Ngugi aged 79 years is one of the active users of the platform who has saved Shs550,000 and would like to own a 1 bedroom house at the ongoing Starehe affordable housing project.
Ngugi who was a civil servant who retired from service in the 1990s encouraged young people to take the advantage of saving through BOMA Yangu and own houses when they are still young.
“I am very happy to be a beneficiary of this Boma Yangu housing program. I will continue saving untill I live in the house,” said Ngugi.
On her side, Jennifer Nyaboke, a 52 years old and living with disability, has been able to save Sh413,000 and would like to own a 3 bedrooms house at the ongoing Starehe Affordable Housing project.
“It has not been easy to save such an amount of cash. It calls for discipline and commitment. I am so excited this far,” said Nyaboke as she thanked President William Ruto for making it possible for the public to access Government services online.
You can access BOMA Yangu services by dialling *832# then you register.
President Ruto expressed his joy that Kenyans could get the Government services efficiently at their comfort.
“I am happy to announce that Kenyans can access 5084 Government services online. The Government is efficient and accountable. You don’t need to know anybody nor bribe anybody to access the government services,” said the President.
The Government also plans to establish and operationalize the national digital identity, which will enable use of digital technologies to identify Kenyans through a National integrated identity management system.
While congratulating the President for enabling Kenyans to get Government services online, Lands CS Zachariah Njeru said 367,000 Kenyans have already registered for BOMA Yangu services.
“We are determined to ensure that Kenyans are facilitated to access affordable units across the country.” Said CS Njeru.
PS Hinga noted that already 38,500 units are in various stages of completion.
The Housing and Urban Development PS disclosed that the program to construct 200 Affordable Housing Units units per constituency has commenced.
He also explained how the Housing Levy, which was recently legislated, will support the Affordable Housing Programme.
“The importance of the housing Levy is to work as off-take guarantee for developers so that they can construct houses in areas where initially there are no ready buyers thereby ensuring that Kenyans across the country will have access to affordable houses,” said PS Hinga.
On Jamuhuri Day last year, the President directed that at least 5000 services
should be digitized and made available on e-Citizen platform which is the
government gateway to online services.
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