Nairobi Governorship Aspirant Mike Sonko to Reduce Parking Fees to Sh150

  • Nairobi Governorship aspirant Mike Sonko has pledged that once he is elected governor, motorists in the city will only pay Sh150 for parking.

    Sonko was speaking during his manifesto launch on Sunday where he lamented over the current state of affairs in Nairobi.

    “We want a Nairobi all residents feel a part of.

    "The current administration has neglected the poor, almost doubled rates and properties are grabbed left, right and centre,” he said.

    In 2014, motorists in Nairobi were ordered to pay Sh300 to park their cars in the city centre.

    The County Government passed a law to increase fees for saloon cars parked in the CBD to Sh300 and Sh200 for those outside the CBD.

    This was after a planned appeal on a case that challenged the raising of the fee from Sh140 failed to go on.

    Sonko also vowed to put all poor Nairobians under free health cover, empower residents and make life affordable for all.

    He further laid out his plan to review contracts signed by the current administration and revoke illegal ones in his first 100 days.

    The Nairobi Senator promised to provide additional signage, designate bicycle lanes and fully implement the Nairobi Metropolitan Decongestion plan.

    He outlined seven properties that are key to solving residents' problems - governance and security, housing and settlement, education and health, traffic management and transport, environment and sanitation, job creation and social inclusion.

    Sonko's running mate Polycarp Igathe said they will engage with community-based organisations to introduce better garbage management systems as part of cleaning up the city.