From tomorrow, Nairobi motorists will be paying Sh400 daily parking charges within the CBD. This is double of what was sh200 for private cars parking fee.
The new charges are as a result of enactment to law of the Nairobi County Finance Bill, 2019 in September 25, 2019.
However, the charges have been divided into three categories according to City Hall Director of Parking Services, Tom Tinega based on the city zones.
Nairobi CBD has been marked as Zone I.
In Zone II, motorists will pay Sh200 daily parking fee.
The second Zone comprises of Allsops, Ngara, South B and South C. Upper Hill, Community, Highridge, Industrial Area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya Centre, Westlands, Mwiki, Dagoretti, Kawangware, Kangemi,
Also, Buruburu, Umoja, Makadara, Kayole, Eastleigh, Embakasi, Donholm, Nairobi West, Lang’ata, Madaraka, Muthaiga, Milimani, Hurlingham, Lavington and Karen.
All other commercial centers in Nairobi except those in in Zone I and II are considered to be in Zone III and motorists will pau Sh100 for parking.
TOP UP PARKING FEE
While stating that the new fees and charges will take effect from Wednesday, December 2019, Mr Tinega added that one will also be required to top up the parking fees if moving to a Zone with a higher charge.
Buses that are not for public transport will be required to pay Sh1, 000 as daily parking fee.
The Parking Services Director further said that private vehicles will pay Sh7, 000 for one-month seasonal parking ticket which was previously Sh5,000; Sh18, 000 for three months from Sh15,000.
For longer seasonal tickets, the county announced the charges at Sh32, 000 for six months and Sh55, 000 for a year.
Lost tickets will attract a Sh1,000 per ticket fee to get a copy of the seasonal ticket.
Remarkably, Governor Sonko had reduced the parking fee from Kidero’s Sh300 to Sh200 according his manifesto’s promises.
The reduction however, has been blamed for low revenue collection and increased traffic congestion year.