Sonko reduces Nairobi parking fees from Monday

Sonko reduces Nairobi parking fees from Monday

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has announced a reduction in parking fees starting Monday next week.

A statement from his office said motorists will now pay Ksh.200 down from the current Ksh.300 per day.

City Hall had proposed an increase to Ksh.400 in the 2018 Finance Bill but after reported consultations with partners in the transport sector and other stakeholders, it was agreed that the fees be reduced.

The Governor had earlier acknowledged that the reduced parking fees could increase congestion in the city centre but said the planned BUs Rapid Transit (BRT) system would help.

However, the fate of the BRT plan seemingly hangs in the balance after Transport CS James Macharia said the Ksh.7million project, co-funded with the World Bank, would not be rolled out any time soon.

In 2013, under the administration of former Governor Evans Kidero ,the Nairobi parking fees was increased to Ksh.300 up from Ksh.140.

City Hall then rolled out a cashless payment system in 2017 known as Ejiji where motorists pay for parking through a mobile money platform.