Nairobi County Government has on Saturday confirmed free parking for private motorists on Saturdays until 30th June 2024.
Confirming the news was confirmed by Nairobi County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning Charles Kerich who made the announcement through a gazette notice.
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“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 (2) (a) of the Nairobi City County Tax Waivers Administration Act, 2013, the County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning in concurrence with the Governor, Nairobi City County, waives parking fees for all private motorist in Nairobi on Saturdays until 30th June, 2024,” read the gazette notice.
The news comes at a time when the county government hiked parking fees after asserting the finance bill 2023. The finance bill was meant to raise income in the 2023/24 financial year to Ksh 42.3 billion.
Parking of vehicles within the CBD hiked from Ksh 200 to Ksh 300 and the amount double for lorries and minibuses of 5 tonnes and below from Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 2,000. Lorries above 5 tonnes now pay Ksh 3,000 from Ksh 1,000.