You will now pay more for parking in Nairobi, the paying process will also give you a nasty headache

You will now pay more for parking in Nairobi, the paying process will also give you a nasty headache

Citi motorists are being charged more to transact in the newly introduced revenue collection system by Nairobi County government.

On top of the hitches being experienced, motorists now have to dig deeper to fork out an additional Sh25 when paying parking fees.

Sh23 is deducted by M-Pesa for facilitating the transaction, while Sh2 is deducted as service charge, according to a parking attendant.

City Hall, during the launch of the new system, did not inform motorists of the additional Sh25 daily deduction for parking fees.

Under the previous service provider JamboPay, motorists were only charged a onetime fee for loading their e-wallet. One could load as much as they want onto the e-wallet and get billed just Sh200 for parking in the subsequent transactions.

In the new system, motorists have to make their payments using *235# USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data). The money is pulled directly from M-Pesa -there is no e-wallet- meaning the extra Sh25 is a daily fee.

 

This article first appeared on Nairobi News

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