Thursday August 15, 2019 - Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, has vowed to revoke a legal notice gazetted by his administration for the introduction of some taxes in the 2019 Finance Bill.
Speaking when he joined the staff of the County Government and members of the Nairobi County Assembly Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation to review the 2019 Finance Bill proposals, Sonko directed that places of religious worship should not be charged for waste collection, and the fee charged to small dealers of cooking gas be reduced from Ksh30,000 per year back to the previous rate of Sh 4,500 per year.
He added that the increment of parking fees to Ksh 400 would only be charged within the CBD to reduce congestion but residents outside the city centre would pay less.
“We must decongest the CBD and the enhanced parking will assist to achieve this.”
“Other areas will be charged depending on the zone,” Sonko divulged.
The Governor also stated that he will abolish Ksh 25 charged for the arrival of any chicken into the city from upcountry and the fire inspection certificate charges.
He called for further consultation on a raft of proposed charges contained in the bill.
“I have not signed anything and I was not consulted on the same.”
“We should be meeting before tabling any proposals affecting Nairobi people and as the Governor, there is no notice that can be gazetted without my knowledge.”
“There is no way you can bypass me and the Assembly and propose sensitive issues touching on things that affect Wanjiku," he declared.
The Kenyan DAILY POST