In Summary
  • Governor Sonko confirmed on Tuesday that the county Treasury has factored in a reduced daily fee of Sh200.
  • In October, City Hall proposed an increase to Sh400 in the finance bill that is currently with the county assembly.
  • The administration will review the fees in future after the completion of projects to reduce congestion in the central business district.

Motorists in Nairobi County are set to enjoy reduced parking fees from December following a promise by Governor Mike Sonko.

Governor Sonko confirmed on Tuesday that the county Treasury has factored in a reduced daily fee of Sh200.

BURDEN

In October, City Hall proposed an increase to Sh400 in the finance bill that is currently with the county assembly.

“After consultations with various stakeholders, including ward representatives, we have agreed to slash the parking fees in order not to overburden motorists,” Governor Sonko said.

He, however, noted that his administration will review the fees in future after the completion of projects to reduce congestion in the central business district.

“I know that this (reducing the fees) will increase congestion in the city centre but then again, we cannot punish Nairobi residents because projects such as the bus rapid transport system and construction of bus termini outside the CBD are ongoing,” he said.

Currently, car owners pay Sh300 per day, following an increase from Sh140 in 2013 by former Governor Evans Kidero’s administration.

DEBATE

The bill was noted debated on Tuesday as it was not allocated time so Budget committee chairman Robert Mbatia requested a one-week extension.

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