If you want to park your car in the city of Nairobi, you have to pay for it. There are both private car parks you would find in undergrounds of buildings, church yards, and compounds, as well as the public car parks run by the Nairobi County Government. Public car parking fees in Nairobi fluctuates most of the time depending on political shenanigans of those in power.
While most private car park rates are charged per hour, ranging from KES 200 upwards, public car park fees is charged per day. Following the introduction of the Nairobi Metropolitan Service in the management of the city, parking fees is paid directly to Kenya Revenue Authority. The city is divided into zones by the yet to be ratified Nairobi City Finance Bill 2020 – the closer you are to the CBD the higher the rates.
Parking rates Nairobi zones
|Zone||Areas||Current Parking rates (KES)||Proposed rates in new bill (KES)|
|ZONE 1||CBD||200 p.d||400 p.d|
|ZONE 2||Areas just outside CBD, |
Yaya Centre, Upper Hill, Community, Ngara,
Highridge, Industrial Area, Gigiri,
Kilimani, Milimani, Hurlingham, Lavington, Karen and Eastleigh
|200 p.d||300 p.d|
|ZONE 3||Areas outside zone 3||Currently no parking fees applies||200 p.d|
|Seasonal Tickets for private motorists||5,000 pm |
13,000 per 3 months
24,000 per 6 months 45,000 p.a
|7,000 p.m |
18,000 per 3 months
32,000 per 6 months 55,000 p.a
|Non-PSV buses and lorries (3 – 10 tonnes)||1,000||1,000 per day|
Currently, motorcycles and bicycles do not pay parking fees as the rates are not defined. There are non-defined penalties for parking without paying rates which most of the time is your car being clamped, towed away, you paying the towing fees plus the cash penalty the judge would set for you.
You can easily choose your parking options and pay online via the NCCG portal.