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Matatus to pay full seasonal parking charges as 'Covid' discount ends - KRA

KRA was as appointed by the county as the principal agent for overall revenue collection.

In Summary

• The 14 seater matatus will be charged Sh5,000, minibuses Sh8, 000 and buses Sh10, 000.

• However, there will be a discount for each category if they pay between 25th and 5th of every month.

Matatus along Tom Mboya Street in Nairobi.
Matatus along Tom Mboya Street in Nairobi.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Public Service Vehicles in Nairobi will now pay full seasonal parking charges following the resumption of full carrying capacity last month.

 The announcement was made on Wednesday by the  Kenya Revenue Authority through a public notice.

The directive took effect on Saturday.

The seasonal parking fee had been reduced following Covid-19 containment measures issued by the government early last year, that ordered matatus to carry a third of their capacity.

However, last month the Ministry of Transport through Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Christopher Obure announced resumption to carrying full capacity.

KRA was as appointed by the Nairobi City County Government as the principal agent for overall revenue collection through Gazette Notice No. 1967  dated March 16, 2020.

The 14-seater matatus had been given a "Covid'” discount and have been paying Sh2,000, Sh 3,650 for minibuses with a capacity of 15-42 seats and Sh5,000 for buses carrying 43-62 passengers.

With the adjustment by KRA, the seasonal parking charges will resume back to normal with payments being done between 6 and 24 of every month.

The 14 seater matatus will be charged Sh5,000, minibuses Sh8, 000 and buses Sh10, 000.

However, there will be a discount for each category if they pay between 25th and 5th of every month.

For the discount, 14 seater matatus will pay Sh3,650 while minibuses will be charged Sh5,280 .

Buses carrying between 43-62 commuters will pay Sh7,200 as the discounted price.

“The PSV saccos are therefore notified of the adjustments and advised to visit Times Tower Banking Hall to make their payments,” reads the notice in part.