Parking fee in Nairobi to rise

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The County Government of Nairobi announced an increase in parking fees with effect beginning Wednesday, December 4.

It will cost  Ksh.400 to park in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) marking a double increase from the initial Ksh.200.

Buses, which are not public service vehicles, will be charged Ksh.1,000 per day to park in the CBD.

The County Director of Parking Services Tom Tinega said the new rates follow the enactment into law of the Finance Act 2019, which introduced new tax measures aimed at maximizing government revenue.

Parking areas have been divided into three zones among them the City Centre and Kijabe which will attract the rates of Ksh.400 per day.

Motorists will be charged Ksh.200 to park in other commercial centres categorised as Zone 2 which include Westlands, Upperhill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya Centre, Allsops, Mwiki, Dagoreti, Kawangware, Kangemi, South B, South C, Nairobi West,Lang’ata, Madaraka, Makadara, Buru Buru, Umoja, Kayole, Embakasi, Donholm, Muthaiga, Milimani, Hurligham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh.

The parking fee will be Ksh.100 in all other commercial centres that are not categorized under Zone 1 and Zone 2.

“Kindly note that you will be required to top up the parking fee payment if migrating to a zone with a higher charge as will be applicable,” reads the notice.