In Summary
  • Governor Mike Sonko made the announcement on Friday, noting that the reduction from the fee of Sh300 was in line with his manifesto.
  • County parking services director, Tom Tinega, noted that the Nairobi County Finance Act 2018 was passed and gazetted on December 20, 2018 and was therefore to be implemented.
  • Regarding delays, he defended the county saying the government printer took too long to avail the document that was needed for instructions to be issued.

Nairobi motorists will finally pay Sh200 to park their cars in the central business district from Monday.

Governor Mike Sonko made the announcement on Friday, noting that the reduction from the fee of Sh300 was in line with his manifesto.

DELAYS

The county's parking services director, Tom Tinega, asked the ICT director to liaise with JamboPay, the firm contracted to digitise all City Hall revenue streams including parking, to ensure the new levy is configured into the system.

Mr Tinega noted that the Nairobi County Finance Act 2018 was passed and gazetted on December 20, 2018 and was therefore to be implemented.

In a letter dated January 10, the official said JamboPay must ensure the new rate is executed.

The letter was copied to Webtribe Limited, JamboPay's parent company, Governor Sonko, the county secretary and the chief officer for public works and transport.

Regarding delays in the implementation of the law, Mr Tinega defended the county saying the government printer took too long to avail the document that was needed for the online payments company to be instructed.

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