Parking in Nairobi: Motorists in Nairobi will start to pay fees for parking in Nairobi estates in a new plan by the Nairobi County. City Hall, in its Finance Bill, 2019, had demarcated the capital city into three zones for purposes of collection of parking revenue.
According to a report that appeared in a local daily, Zone I consisted of the central business district (CBD) and Kijabe Street and motorists were to be charged Sh. 400 as daily parking fee, up from Sh. 200.
In Zone II will pay Sh. 200 daily parking fee. This area includes Westlands, Upper Hill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Industrial Area, Gigiri, Kilimani, Yaya Centre, Allsops, Mwiki, Dagoretti, Kawangware, Kangemi, South B and South C. Other areas within the same Zone are Nairobi West, Lang’ata, Madaraka, Makadara, Buruburu, Umoja, Kayole, Embakasi, Donholm, Muthaiga, Milimani, Hurlingham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh. Motorists who will park in Zone III, which includes all other commercial centres excluding those in Zones I and II, will pay Sh. 100.
“The total car parking space in Nairobi’s city centre is 14, 864, of which 3,941 are on-street parking, representing 26.5 percent. Off-street parking slots are 3, 834 while 7,089 are building parking,” the report on parking in Nairobi said.