Parking fees in Nairobi’s Central Business District are set to double if a new motion by City Hall is amended into law.
The re-introduction of zonal parking will see motorists pay Ksh.400, up from Ksh.200, if they park their vehicles in the City Centre and along Kijabe Street.
The aforementioned locations are designated as zone 1 but motorists in zone 2, which covers areas such as Westlands, Upper Hill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya centre, Milimani, Hurlingham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh, will part with Ksh.300 instead.
For zone IV, which covers areas bordering other metropolitan counties, motorists will have to cough up Ksh.100 for parking.
Once the motion is passed, the new parking rates will stand despite a court order obtained by the Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) barring the augmentation of parking rates.
According to Nairobi County Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairperson Robert Mbatia, the court order does not limit the city from revising its parking rates.
“The Finance Act of 2015, which was revised in the financial year ended June 30, 2019, was never stopped by the court,” Mbatia told reporters.