Sonko proposed an increment of daily parking fees from KSh 300 to KSh 400
– The governor proposed to the County Assembly through the county Treasury to review the daily charges upwards by KSh 100
– If county legislators approve it, the new parking fees will be affected in November 2018
– The move came despite Sonko promising to reduce the fee to KSh 90 when campaigning
– Trucks loading and offloading in the Central Business District will be charged between KSh 2,000 and 6,000 according to their tonnage capacity
– The Bill proposes to double garbage collection fees in slums, middle and high-income estates to KSh 100, KSh 300 and KSh 500 respectively
Motorists in Nairobi stare at tough economic times following Governor Mike Sonko’s plan to increase daily parking fees in the (CBD) Central Business District to KSh 400 from current the KSh 300.
The increased charges will take effect in late November 2018 if the County Assembly approves Sonko’s proposal to review the amount upwards.
In a Bill tabled before the County Assembly’s budget and appropriation committee on Monday, October 22, the county Treasury proposed the increment stating it would help finance its KSh 34 billion 2018/2019 Financial Year budget.
Exposeke.com understands Sonko’s proposal is a contradiction of his campaign pledge to reduce the parking fee in Nairobi CBD from KSh 300 to KSh 90.
If the assembly passes the Bill by Tuesday, November 27, deadline, all owners of vehicles parked in the CBD will part with an extra KSh 100 daily.
“Large trucks including trailers will be charged KSh 6,000 for parking and offloading, ten wheeler lorries KSh 4000 and Canter trucks KSh 2,000,” read part of the proposal.
According to the Bill, boda-boda operators will be required to pay KSh 1,000 monthly fee while three wheelers’ operators (tuk-tuk) owners will part with KSh 1,500 every month.
Government departments wishing to reserve parking spaces will be required to pay KSh 250,000 annual fees.
The county Treasury further proposed an increased monthly garbage collection fee for residents of slums, middle-income and high-end estates to KSh 100, KSh 300 and KSh 500 respectively.
Buruburu, Donholm and Pipeline are among targeted middle-income estates alongside Lavington, Runda and Kileleshwa which fall under high-income estates.
The parking fee was increased from KSh 150 to KSh 300 by former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.