Nairobi motorists will from Monday 14th January 2019 pay a reduced parking fee of 200 shillings from the current 300 shillings following a directive from Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.
Governor Mike Sonko issued the directive on Friday, noting that the reduction from the fee of 300 shillings was in line with his manifesto.
The county’s parking services director, Tom Tinega, asked the ICT director to liaise with JamboPay, the firm contracted to digitize all City Hall revenue streams including parking, to ensure the new levy is configured into the system.
The Nairobi County Finance Act 2018 was passed and gazetted on December 20, 2018, and was, therefore, to be implemented.
Governor Sonko issued the instruction amid a back and forth on what motorists should pay.
Despite the law, parking attendants and the electronic payment service platform, ejijiPAY, were still charging motorists 300 shillings.
In November 2018, Governor Sonko noted the need to ease the burden on motorists, a decision he said was reached by stakeholders including ward reps.