Motorists in Nairobi, are set for a dull Christmas, following plans by the county government to hike parking fees to Sh 400 up from Sh 200 in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).
According to a notice issued by the County’s Director of Parking Tom Tinega, the new parking charges will take effect from Wednesday next week.
Buses will pay sh 1000 per day.
However, Zones outside the CBD like Westlands, Upper Hill, Community, Ngara, Milimani, Yaya Center, Industrial area, High ridge among others will remain at Sh200.
The revision of the parking fees follows the enactment of the County’s Finance Act 2019.
The Sh 200 parking fees for small cars took effect in January 2this year, following a reduction of the previous Sh 300 that had been set during the tenure of former governor Evans Kidero.
Kenyan react to Sh 400 parking fees
Kenyans have taken to social media to protest the increased parking fees, terming them “punitive” and mocked governor Mike Sonko for having misplaced priorities.
Ben Oketch Tallest During the NBI gubernatorial debate, Sonko vowed to halve the parking fees from Shs. 300 to Shs.150 if he is elected the governor…….3yrs down the line, as the governor in office, he wants to do the exact opposite of his promises. Theatrics and Circus in city hall will never end.
Jairus Peter Mfalme I agree with Sonko, the extra fee is to fund for the purchase of a large umbrella which will cover Nairobi county from rain and floods.
Kanja Wa Kamulu It’s should be buses 2000sh and 1000sh for cars, 500sh bodaboda,400sh for tuk-tuk, 300sh for mkokoteni, trolley 100sh, for the public bench 20bob, and those who sleep at Uhuru pack, 10sh
Ibrahim Ananda I now support Kalembe Ndile and those you said that Sonko escaped from prison and he should go finish his jail term as from Wednesday.
John Thuo Nairobian’s elected a lunatic for a governor. They will learn that it’s not about populism but real agenda from a real human being who is healthy and mentally stable that they can have a transformative leader.