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Nairobi Motorists’ Parking Fees Hiked in New Bill

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  • Motorists in Nairobi are set to pay more to park in the city according to the Nairobi City Finance Bill 2020 that is before the county assembly. 

    According to the document seen by Kenyans.co.ke various zones will attract different charges based on proximity to the CBD. 

    To park within Zone One, which includes Kijabe Street and the CBD, motorists will have to part with Ksh 400 daily from the current Ksh 200. 

    Nairobi City County No Parking Signage Along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. Monday, October 21, 2019
    Nairobi City County No Parking Signage Along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. Monday, October 21, 2019
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    Parking within Zone Two (Westlands, Yaya Centre, Upper Hill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial Area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Milimani, Hurlingham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh) will attract a fee of Ksh 300. 

    Motorists parking in Zone Three which are areas outside of Zone One and Two will pay Ksh 200.

    Other areas bordering neighbouring counties in Zone Four will attract Ksh 100. 

    All online taxi apps will deduct the parking fee from the source for all vehicles on their platforms. 

    Private motorists who wish to pay seasonal tickets will be charged Ksh 7,000 per month, Ksh 18,000 for 3 months, Ksh 32,000 for 6 months and Ksh 55,000 for a year. 

    Buses (non-matatu) and lorries (3-10 tons) will be charged Ksh 1,000 per day while trailers will attract a fee of Ksh 3,000 daily in the CBD. 

    Nairobi County Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee will seek the input of Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) which is now mandated to collect revenue in the city.

    An attempt to increase parking fees in 2019 was stopped by the courts and due to the non-gazettement of the Finance Bill 2019. 

    “Afterwards, we’ll have a sitting with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services and the Kenya Revenue Authority for their input. Finally, we’ll consider public views before we submit a report to the house,” Nairobi County Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee chair Robert Mabatia told journalists.

    Presidnet Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and NMS General Mohammed Badi.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and NMS General Mohammed Badi.
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