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Free Saturday Parking Until June courtesy of Nairobi County Government

The Nairobi County government has introduced a six-month initiative granting a temporary waiver on parking fees for private motorists on Saturdays.

Charles Kerich, Nairobi County’s Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning, conveyed this decision through a gazette notice dated December 1, 2023. The exemption period extends until the conclusion of June this year.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 (2) (a) of the Nairobi City County Tax Waivers Administration Act, 2013, the County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning, in concurrence with the Governor, Nairobi City County, waives parking fees for all private motorists in Nairobi on Saturdays until 30th June, 2024,” stated the notice.

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This announcement follows recent adjustments in parking fees across Nairobi, implemented by Governor Johnson Sakaja’s administration approximately two months ago. The changes were incorporated through the assent of the Finance Bill, 2023, aimed at raising Ksh.42.3 billion in the 2023/24 financial year.

Under the revised fee structure, parking charges for various zones and vehicle categories experienced adjustments. Notable changes included increases in daily parking fees for saloon cars, vans, pickups, and lorries across designated zones within the city.

The decision to offer complimentary Saturday parking serves as a measure to alleviate the financial burden on motorists, particularly amidst the broader initiatives aimed at enhancing municipal revenue generation and operational efficiency.

The Nairobi County government has introduced a six-month initiative granting a temporary waiver on parking fees for private motorists on Saturdays.

Charles Kerich, Nairobi County’s Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning, conveyed this decision through a gazette notice dated December 1, 2023. The exemption period extends until the conclusion of June this year.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 (2) (a) of the Nairobi City County Tax Waivers Administration Act, 2013, the County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning, in concurrence with the Governor, Nairobi City County, waives parking fees for all private motorists in Nairobi on Saturdays until 30th June, 2024,” stated the notice.

This announcement follows recent adjustments in parking fees across Nairobi, implemented by Governor Johnson Sakaja’s administration approximately two months ago. The changes were incorporated through the assent of the Finance Bill, 2023, aimed at raising Ksh.42.3 billion in the 2023/24 financial year.

Under the revised fee structure, parking charges for various zones and vehicle categories experienced adjustments. Notable changes included increases in daily parking fees for saloon cars, vans, pickups, and lorries across designated zones within the city.

The decision to offer complimentary Saturday parking serves as a measure to alleviate the financial burden on motorists, particularly amidst the broader initiatives aimed at enhancing municipal revenue generation and operational efficiency.

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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