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Motorists in the CBD to dig deeper as parking fee is increased by 100%

The Nairobi City County Government has announced new parking fees for the city’s Central Business District (CBD) beginning Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Motorists who have to park in the CBD will pay Ksh 400, a 100 per cent increase from Ksh 200 previously payable per day. This order also extends to Kijabe Street.

The new charges are contained in the Nairobi County Finance Bill, 2019 that became law on September 25, 2019.

In a notice, City Hall Director of Parking Services Tom Tinega said the city has been zoned out and parking rates fall into three categories for the different zones.

Motorists in Zone II, which covers Westlands, Upper Hill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial Area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya Centre, Allsops, Mwiki, Dagoretti, Kawangware, Kangemi, South B, South C, Nairobi West, Lang’ata, Madaraka, Makadara, Buruburu, Umoja, Kayole, Embakasi, Donholm, Muthaiga, Milimani, Hurlingham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh will pay Ksh 200 daily parking fee.

Motorists who will park in Zone III will pay Ksh 100 and covers all other commercial centres excluding those in Zones I and II.

Buses that are not operating public transport services will be paying Ksh 1,000 parking per day. Owners of private vehicles will be charged Ksh 7,000 for a seasonal parking ticket of one month, Ksh 18,000 for three months, Ksh 32,000 for six months or Ksh 55,000 for an annual ticket.

The notice further directed, “Kindly note that you will be required to top up the parking fee payment if migrating to a zone with a higher charge as will be applicable.”

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