Nairobi County reduces parking fees

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

Nairobi, KENYA: Starting Monday, you will only need to pay sh.200 to park your car in Nairobi.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has ordered the reduction of the fees from the current sh.300.

This comes just months after the Nairobi County government kicked off a campaign to reclaim grabbed public parking bays within the city’s Central Business District (CBD).

The County repossessed at least 200 parking slots within the CBD including the parking bay between Nyayo House and Intercontinental hotel and the one along Haile Selassie Avenue next to Shell petrol station.

The current daily parking fee was increased in 2013 from sh.140 to sh.300.

“After consultation with various stakeholders, including ward representatives, we have agreed to slash the parking fees in order not to overburden motorists, said Governor Sonko while approving implementation of the reduced parking fee.

The Governor has also approved the removal of daily fees charged on traders in city estates. The small scale traders in the estates have been paying a daily fee of sh.50 to the county government.

“I’m happy that mama mboga in the city estates will now be free to do business daily without paying any levy to the county government, but traders in county markets will continue to pay levies to the county. I hope this will help ease burden on our small scale traders.