Motorists in Nairobi will have to dig deeper into their pockets to park their cars within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).
Small cars will now have to pay 400 shillings, a 100 percent increase from 200 shillings. Governor Mike Sonko had announced the slashing of the parking fee from 300 shillings to 200 shillings.
Buses will now have to pay 1,000 shillings per day, a move that is like to cause friction between the county government and the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) owners.
According to the statement from Tom Tinega, the Director of Parking Services, parking within CBD and Kijabe will be 400 shillings.
Other areas in Westlands, Upper hill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial Area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya Centre, Alsops and other areas will cost 200 shillings for parking.
Private vehicles will part with 7,000 shillings for 1-month parking, 18,000 shillings for 3 months, 32,000 shillings for 6 months and 55,000 shillings for 12 months.
The new rules come into effect on Wednesday, 4th September 2019.
Low parking rates within Nairobi have been blamed for numerous traffic jams that are the order of the day in Kenya’s capital.