Nairobi county makes major changes in parking fees

Governor Sonko was forced to accept the new rates

Aerial view of Uhuru Highway

This came after Governor Mike Sonko had proposed to have the fees raised to Sh400 in the finance bill presented to the county assembly.

Members of County Assembly (MCAs), however, passed a motion to have the charges reduced despite its impact to county revenue collections.

The new rates are set to take effect in the month of December.

A Word from the Governor

Announcing the change, Governor Sonko explained that he was reminded of his campaign promise to reduce the parking rates by half.

"After consultations with various stakeholders including the ward representatives, we have agreed to slash the parking fees in order not to overburden motorists.

"I know that this will increase congestion in the city centre but again we cannot punish Nairobi residents because the projects like BRT and construction of bus termini outside the CBD are still ongoing," the governor explained.

The move comes as a relief for Nairobi motorists after the introduction of the 8% VAT on petroleum products that saw a spike in the price of fuel.

A litre of petrol that was retailing at Sh108 in August shot up to its current price of Sh118 in Nairobi.

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