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Revised airport parking rates that have left Kenyans feeling robbed


Taxi drivers wait for customers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. File

The move to revise airport parking charges that will see motorists parting with up to Sh350 in an hour has not been well received by the general public.

Kenya Airports Parking Services (KAPS) in a notice published the new charges that will see those dropping off or picking passengers in under 20 minutes pay Sh100.

The charges for those who will spend between 20 and 40 minutes have been revised to Sh250 while those spending an hour will pay Sh350.

Those spending between an hour and two hours in the drop off and pick up zones will pay Sh500.

NEW RATES

Travelers have termed the new rates as exorbitant citing the traffic witnessed in Kenyan airports that delays drop off and pick up.

KAPS said the directive to revise parking rates was issued by the Kenya Airports Authority and that they were just implementing it.

“Additionally, the new parking rates will come into effect from 15th April. The essence is to improve traffic flow into and out of the International Airport by decongesting the dropping off zones and allowing those seeking other services to park at designated areas,” read their statement.

“KAA should be able to provide a more comprehensive statement on the same and offer you a detailed explanations. Note however that we DO NOT manage the Wilson Airport. It is done by a different service provider.”

On Twitter, this how Kenyans reacted to the announcement:

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