Nairobi County has proposed lower parking fees for some areas and estates within the capital in its Finance Bill for the 2023/2024 Financial Year.
In the Finance Bill presented to the public on Sunday, Governor Johnson Sakaja has slashed parking fees for Zone 2 areas.
According to the Finance Bill, the slashed prices will apply to on-street parking in non-automated areas.
In the new parking fees, saloon cars parked in Zone 2 will be charged Ksh100 from Ksh200.
Also, the parking fees have been reduced for vans and pickups from Ksh200 to Ksh150.
Lorry owners and minibusses up to 5 tonnes have had their parking fees slashed by half to Ksh500.
Lorries with weight above 5 tonnes will see their parking fees in zone 2 remain unchanged at Ksh1000 while non-passenger vehicles (PSV) buses will pay Ksh500 per day in parking fees instead of Ksh100.
In zone 2, only trailers have had their parking fees revised upwards from Ksh3,000 to Ksh3,500.
Zone 2 areas in Nairobi are 7 regions: Central, Eastern, Northern, North Eastern, Southern, Western and Informal Settlements.
In the central region, the areas include; South C, Madaraka, and Mugoya Estate.
Only Komarock is listed as Zone 2 in the Eastern region while Huruma, Mathare, Ngumba, and Mathare North are listed as Zone 2 in the Western Region.
Baba Ndogo and Dandora from the North Eastern region are listed as Zone 2 areas with Southern region areas; Kibera, Highrise, Ngumo, Woodley, Jamhuri, Golf Course, Magiwa, and Highview also fall in that category.
In the Western Region, regions that fall under Zone 2 include; Spring Valley, Kangemi, Rhapta Road, Gigiri, Kyuna, Loresho, Ruaka and Uthiru.
Lastly, in Nairobi’s informal settlements, Zone 2 regions include; Korogocho Chiefs Camp, Kahawa Soweto Health Centre, Kitui Village, and Mji wa Huruma.