Raila Junior ridicules Sonko over increased parking fees


Raila Odinga Junior has ridiculed Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s directive to hike parking fees to Sh400 up from Sh200.
According a notice issued by County Director of Parking Services Tom Tinega dated December 2, 2019, issued the new parking rates that would come to effect on December 4.
Raila Junior questioned the governor’s audacity in increasing the fees amid the tough conditions and living standards in Nairobi.
“Governor Mike Sonko has kept his promise of reducing levies imposed on Nairobians by reviewing parking fees upward by 100 per cent, the irony of it being done amid poor drainage and impassable roads in the CBD, interesting!” Raila Junior tweeted.
He was supported by many Kenyans online who expressed their frustration.
If I were Sonko I would develop a county transport light rail system that would be the legacy nothing more nothing much…. ask any Nairobian we like public transport the only problem is it’s crazy and ugly managed,” a twitter user responded.
Others claimed Sonko had failed as a governor and was out to extort Nairobians before his term ends.
“Weirdly enough, Sonko has boasted about collecting the highest revenue in Nairobi County history… yet he hasn’t managed to tackle the drainage issues that dogged Kidero….and has county workers protesting over pay quite often…is he paying off our SGR loans?”
A few commended Sonko for the initiative, stating that the increment in parking fees was meant to de-congest the city.
Others asked the governor to make exemptions to public transport vehicles.
“Parking for private cars should be tripled, and those of PSVs waived. Best cities in the world encourage public transport and discourage private motorists,” another twitter user said


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