Governor Sonko doubles parking fees from Ksh.200 to Ksh.400

Governor Sonko doubles parking fees from Ksh.200 to Ksh.400

Motorists in Nairobi will be forced to dig dipper into their pockets after the County Government on Monday announced an increase in parking fees.

Beginning Wednesday, December 4, it will cost you Ksh.400 to park in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) marking a double increase from the initial Ksh.200.

Buses, which are not public service vehicles, will be charged Ksh.1,000 per day to park in the City.

In a notice dated December 2, 2019, the County Director of Parking Services Tom Tinega said the new rates follow the enactment into law of the Finance Act 2019, which introduced new tax measures aimed at maximizing government revenue.

The Governor Mike Sonko-led administration has divided parking areas into three zones among them the City Centre and Kijabe which will attract the highest parking rates of Ksh.400 per day.

Motorists will be charged Ksh.200 to park in other commercial centres categorised as Zone 2. They include Westlands, Upperhill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya Centre, Allsops, Mwiki, Dagoreti, Kawangware, Kangemi, South B, South C, Nairobi West,Lang’ata, Madaraka, Makadara, Buru Buru, Umoja, Kayole, Embakasi, Donholm, Muthaiga, Milimani, Hurligham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh.

The parking fee will be Ksh.100 in all other commercial centres that are not categorised under Zone 1 and Zone 2.

Owners of private vehicles will be charged Ksh.7,000 for a seasonal parking ticket of one month, Ksh.18,000 for three months, Ksh32,000 for six months and Ksh.55,000 for one year.

“Kindly note that you will be required to top up the parking fee payment if migrating to a zone with a higher charge as will be applicable,” reads the notice.

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