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Nairobi breaks car parking fees cartel

A clamped car in Nairobi. City Hall automated parking fees collection to stem revenue theft. file photo | nmg
A clamped car in Nairobi. City Hall automated parking fees collection to stem revenue theft. file photo | nmg 

Nairobi County reached its daily revenue target of Sh2 million from parking following a crackdown Tuesday that sought to curb collusion between its workers and motorists.

The operation, in which vehicles whose whose owners had not paid parking fees were clamped, was carried out by the county secretary, all chief officers and the revenue enforcement team in the CBD, Westlands and Industrial Area.

Speaking at the CBD, head of the revenue enforcement team John Ntoiti said the operation resumed in the city after  parking revenue went down.

City Hall automated parking fees collection to stem revenue theft, but collusion between motorists and Nairobi County employees saw car owners avoid paying the Sh300 fees.