Nairobi County has announced that it has increased car parking fees across the board for both private cars and public service vehicles that operate in Nairobi. This is after the County enacted the Finance Act on 25th Septembers 2019. The new fees take effect  on December 4th 2019.

The new parking fees will see the cost of parking in the CBD rise to Ksh. 400, up from Ksh. 200 per day.

The new daily car parking fees are as follows;

Zone 1 – Ksh. 400

Nairobi CBD

Zone 2 – Ksh. 200

Westlands, Upperhill, Community, Ngara, Highridge, Gigiri, Yaya Centre, Mwiki, Industrial Area, Dagoretti, Kawangware, Kangemi, South B, South C, Nairobi West, Langata, Madaraka, Makadara, Buruburu, Umoja, Kayole, Embakasi, Donholm, Muthaiga, Milimani, Hurlingham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh

Zone 3 – Ksh. 100

All other commercial areas not in Zone 1 and Zone 2.

Buses (non-matatu) – Ksh. 1,000

The price for seasonal tickets will be as follows;

Private cars

1 month – Ksh. 7,000
3 months – Ksh. 18,000
6 months – Ksh. 32,000
12 months – Ksh. 55,000
Loss of ticket – Ksh. 1,000

The rise in parking fees in the CBD is apparently aimed at reversing the drop in Nairobi revenues and decongesting the Central Business District (CBD). The parking fees were initially Ksh. 300 before being dropped to Ksh. 200.

How to pay your car parking fee via your mobile phone

  • Dial *235# on your phone
  • Among the ePayments, select no. 1 for parking
  • Select no. 1 for Daily parking
  • Insert your vehicle number plate
  • Select the area of parking
  • Choose the category of vehicle, if it’s a private car select no. 6
  • Insert no. 1 to proceed with the payment
  • Insert your Safaricom MPesa pin to make the payment
  • You’ll then receive a message confirming your payment