Nairobi County Government led by Governor Mike Sonko is set to double parking fees within the CBD from Ksh 200 to Ksh 400.
According to the new proposal released on Thursday 4th July 2019, the move is aimed at boosting the county’s revenue collection and reduce congestion at the Central Business District (CBD).
Last year the county reduces its parking fees a move that saw a reduction in revenue collection and led to congestion at the CBD.
What the new parking fees mean.
The proposal of the new parking fees will mean an introduction of parking fees in residential places of Ksh 200 and Ksh 300 at shopping centers.
Non-commercial trucks and busses will pay Ksh 3000 and Ksh 1000 respectively in the CBD and Ksh 500 at residential areas.
The proposal has been received with a lot of criticism from residents with Nairobi calling for the government to first deal with corruption.
Kenyans who have lost hope in the government when it comes to developments from revenues collected have termed this proposal as another scheme to swindle Kenyans their hard-earned cash.
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In 2018 MCA shot down a proposal to increase parking fees saying that the move was against the governor’s promise of affordable parking during his campaign.