Parking Fees to Be Reduced by City Hall

  • Nairobi motorists are set to enjoy reduced parking fees in the next coming months.

    According to the Nairobi County Treasury, parking will cost Ksh200 from Ksh300 if the county assembly amends the Finance Bill.

    This move is aimed at attracting motorists who have been avoiding public parking as well as increasing revenue collection for the County Government.

    [caption caption="File Photo of a Parking Lot"][/caption]

    Apparently, many motorists prefer cheaper private parking or leave their cars at home and use matatus to avoid the cost of parking.

    In 2014, former Governor Evans Kidero increased parking fees from Ksh140 to Ksh300, much to the dismay of drivers.

    The new law, which was published in the County Gazette, authorised a sharp increase in fees, taxes and service charge for city residents.

    The county government appeared to cash in on an expiry of a 15-day injunction the court had issued against the increment as the matter was resolved in court.

    City Hall also intends to increase the number of parking slots from 12,000 to 20,000. It aims to collect at least Ksh3 Billion annually.

    These measures are contained in the Treasury’s 2018-19 County Fiscal Strategy Paper to improve revenue collection which has been declining since 2013.

    “For the county to increase revenue collection from parking fees, enforcement capability, supervision and capacity need to be developed,” the document states.

    [caption caption="Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko"][/caption]