More parking for Nairobians as City Hall reclaims grabbed parking bays

An aerial view of cars parked at parking space in Nairobi CBD./COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: There will soon be more parking space for your car in Nairobi.

Nairobi County government has stepped up a campaign to reclaim grabbed public parking bays within the city’s Central Business District (CBD).

The County government has already repossessed at least 200 public parking slots within the CBD over the last month.

“We have no room for land grabbers in Nairobi and my administration will not relent on it’s quest to reclaim all grabbed public land in Nairobi as promised during the elections,” warned Sonko.

Nairobi City County Director of Parking Tom Tinega says the department is targeting other 50 areas.

“We have started the campaign in the CBD where a number of public parking bays have been grabbed by individuals who have redesigned the parking slots for their own personal benefit,” Tinega said.

The County government seeks to avail more public slots in the CBD before the introduction of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system.

So far, the county government has reclaimed the parking bay between Nyayo House and Inercontinental hotel, another along Haile Selassie Avenue next to Shell petrol station.