As the county created a new system to collect parking fees from drivers in Nairobi starting on Friday, September 2, 2022, the city would no longer work with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
Tom Tinega, the director of parking for Nairobi City County, claims that the new system, which disengages the one that now connects motorists’ payments to KRA, has been finalized. Johnson Sakaja, the governor of Nairobi County, announced on Monday, August 30, 2022, that the devolved entity has broken ties with the taxman over levies collection, returning the duty to its employees.
Currently, drivers can pay parking fines by dialling *647#, which is connected to their KRA account. Mr Tinega also stated that the process was tainted by a great deal of secrecy and they were unaware of the amount being collected as some of the reasons they are disengaging from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
According to the county boss Mr Johnson Sakaja, the decision to remove KRA from the position was made because the tax collector was not achieving the goals that county officials had set when they were in charge of that duty. Mr Tinega claimed that in order to make sure the system operates effectively after they migrate to it, tests are now being conducted.
In March 2020, KRA assumed responsibility for tax collection on behalf of the Nairobi Government, with officers having complete and unrestricted access to county funds.
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