Motorists in Nairobi are set to enjoy reduced parking fees from next month after Governor Mike Sonko said that he will reduce daily parking fees to Sh200.
Governor Sonko confirmed that the county’s Treasury has already factored in the reduced fee, which City Hall had proposed to be increased to Sh400 last month, in the County’s Finance Bill, 2018 that is currently with the county assembly.
“After consultations with various stakeholders, including the ward representatives, we have agreed to slash the parking fees in order not to overburden motorists,” said Governor Sonko on Tuesday.
He, nevertheless, stated that his administration will review the fees in future after the completion of ongoing projects to reduce congestion in the central business district.
“I know that this (reducing the fees) will increase congestion in the city centre, but again we cannot punish Nairobi residents because the projects like BRT and construction of bus termini outside the CBD are still ongoing,” said the City Hall boss.
Currently, Nairobi motorists pay Sh300 per day for parking after the fee was increased from Sh140 in 2013 by former Governor Evans Kidero’s administration.