- The new daily fee represents an increase of Sh200 on a flat rate.
- Roysambu MCA Peter Warutere said having hourly parking charges will make paying for the service more attractive.
- Minority Leader Elias Otieno implored the executive to ensure that cartels such as parking boys are removed.
Nairobi MCAs have called on the county government to introduce hourly parking charges for motorists in the city centre.
This, they say, will cushion car owners against the effects of increased parking fees.
This comes after the ward representatives last week passed the Nairobi County Finance Bill, 2019, giving City Hall the go ahead to charge Sh400 daily on-street parking fee for motorists in the central business district (CBD) as well as increasing seasonal parking fee.
The current daily charges for on-street parking of saloon cars stands at Sh200.
The new daily fee, therefore, represents an increase of Sh200 on a flat rate currently being charged by the county government.
In areas outside the CBD, motorists will pay between Sh200 and Sh300 daily.
Nominated MCA Mbugua Kabiro urged the county government to consider coming up with hourly ratings for parking so as to spread the new charges in a way that will allow traders to do business without being drained by parking fees.
“In future, I wish we get hourly ratings for parking because some of us come to town for a very short period. You pay Sh400 yet you would have paid Sh100 or Sh50 at a private parking for the same,” said Mr Kabiro.