Nairobi MCA wants private hospitals stopped from charging parking fees


Nairobi MCA wants private hospitals stopped from charging parking fees
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In Summary

  • In the motion seen by Citizen Digital, the MCA cited a marked increase in the number of private hospitals she noted have well-developed parking slots where visitors are charged parking fees.
  • Citing Article 186 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya, the MCA notes that the Constitution provides powers to the County Government to govern parking.

Nairobi Nominated Member of the County Assembly Anne Thumbi has moved a motion that will see private hospital barred from charging parking fees to their visitors.

In the motion seen by Citizen Digital, the MCA cited a marked increase in the number of private hospitals she noted have well-developed parking slots where visitors are charged parking fees.

Citing Article 186 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya, the MCA notes that the Constitution provides powers to the County Government to govern parking.

“… Concerned that there are no regulations to private parkings in the County which has resulted to exorbitant parking fees in some private hospitals in the County,” reads part of the motion.

While the motion acknowledges that private hospitals could be imposing the parking fees to deter mischievous motorists who visit the facilities for the simple purpose of parking their vehicles and then proceed to other businesses, the motion wants a policy developed to regulate the charges.

“This Assembly urges the County Executive to develop a policy to regulate parking charges by private hospitals in the county to avert exploitation by owners of premises through high parking fees when patients and the general public visit such premises for services,” she said.

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