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Tough times: Nairobi motorists to pay Sh400 for parking from Wednesday

An aerial view of a parking lot in Nairobi. /CFM-FILE.

NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 3 – Motorists will now part with Sh400 as daily fees for parking in Nairobi’s Central Business District,

In a notice issued by the County’s Director of Parking Tom Tinega, the parking charges will be hiked from the current Sh200 in what many motorists say will make car ownership an expensive affair.

“Even at Sh200 we were complaining,” a motorist Kevin Mwangi said, “so doubling it is going to be a serious challenge to us. The county (government) is not being reasonable.”

The upward revision of the parking fees follows the enactment of the County’s Finance Act 2019.

Zones outside the CBD like Westlands, Upper Hill, Community, Ngara, Milimani, Yaya Center, Industrial area, High ridge among others will remain at Sh200.

Buses will be charged Sh1000 per day.

The parking fee will be Sh100 in all other commercial centres that are not categorized under Zone 1 and Zone 2.

Owners of private vehicles will be charged Sh7,000 for a seasonal parking ticket of one month, Sh18,000 for three months, Sh32,000 for six months and Sh55,000 for one year, according to the new notice.

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