High court extends orders stopping increment of parking fee in Nairobi

The High Court has extended orders stopping  the increment of parking fees for private cars and public service vehicles in Nairobi.

According to High Court Judge Antony Mrima the December 2019 decision to postpone an increase in parking fees from 200 to 400 shillings remains in effect.

The rates were announced by the Mike Sonko administration aiming at increasing government revenue.

Judge Mrima says that the Nairobi Metropolitan Services will also be appended as an interested party in the matter. The matter will be heard on May 3. 

COFEK added that the notice was too short, unreasonable, punitive and discriminatory given that the new parking fees were to take effect today, December 4, 2019.

The Nairobi County administration had divided parking areas into three zones among them the City Centre and Kijabe which were to attract the highest parking rates of Ksh.400 daily

Owners of private vehicles were to be charged Ksh.7,000 for a seasonal parking ticket of one month.

Buses, which are not public service vehicles, were to be charged Ksh.1,000 per day to park in the city centre.

Motorists were to be charged Ksh.200 to park in other commercial centres categorised as Zone 2.

The Zone 2 areas outside the CBD include Nairobi West,Lang’ata, Madaraka, Makadara, Buru Buru, Umoja, Kayole, Embakasi, Donholm, Muthaiga, Milimani, Hurligham, Lavington and Karen .

Other areas captures Eastleigh, Westlands, Upperhill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya Centre, Allsops, Mwiki, Dagoreti, Kawangware, Kangemi, South B and  South C,

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