Nairobi doubles parking fees

Nairobi has more than doubled the cost of parking within the Central Business District (CBD) from 140 shillings to 300 shillings per day.

The move to raise parking fees in the CBD was originally sanctioned on 18 December but within 24 hours it had been suspended following a petition from local matatutu drivers who took their case to the Court of Appeal.

However in early February the courts upheld the price hikes which will also see vehicles parked in urban districts outside the city centre charged 200 shillings a day, or Sh50 per hour.

The move, which is deeply unpopular with motorists in Nairobi, has been described by the county government as a decongestion strategy.