Our attention is drawn to the move by the County Government to collect parking fees from parking areas within various estates in Nairobi as a way of achieving the revenue collection targets.

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) strongly objects to this move as it is ill-timed, unjustifiable and insensitive to the economic hardship Kenyan’s are going through.

Nairobi residents are already over-burdened by numerous taxes and the County Government should give more attention to ensuring that they get value for the taxes by improving service delivery as opposed to introducing measure that will only exacerbate the economic challenges faced by residents of Nairobi.

We call upon the County Government and Nairobi Metropolitan Services to instead address the issue of cartels colluding with some County officers to divert some of the realizable parking fees for personal use. KARA will make use of every legal option at its disposal to ensure that no parking fees are collected from the estate parkings. We have already written to the Nairobi County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Planning demanding that the decision be rescinded with immediate effect.

By Kara