Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has exposed Nation Media Group news senior anchor Zeinab Ismail for not paying parking fees.
Zainab who is a news anchor at NTV had taken to twitter to bash the county for what she termed as being overcharged for parking, only for the governor who was tagged in the tweet to take note and respond savagely.
According to Zainab, the county had deducted Sh6,800 from her Mpesa account when she had intended to pay the usual Sh200 that Nairobians get charged for daily parking at the CBD.
“So I just realized Nairobi City Government has charged me Sh6,800 instead of Sh200 for parking. This is clearly fraud,” said Zainab.
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“And on a day that is literally difficult to make a complaint. Sakaja Johnson this needs to be addressed because I am not the first one to complain,” she said.
The governor who was tagged in the tweet took note and responded in kind.
“You failed to pay on December 19, 21, 23 so today the accumulated penalties was applied on the bill as follows,” said the governor before listing the penalties charged to the editor.
“19/12/2022 Sh2,200, 21/12/2022 Sh2,200, 23/12/2022 Sh2,200, today Sh200, Total Sh6,800, he said.
According to the responses that came after Sakaja’s savage response, it appears that Nairobians are yet to comprehend how penalties are charged to those who fail to pay parking fees. Unlike the previous days where a vehicle whose owner does not pay for parking was clamped on site, nowadays the county government can note the number plate and link it to the owner.
A penalty of Sh2,000 is then accrued on the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) system and will be deducted automatically from your Mpesa account the next time you make a payment. This new system according to the county is supposed to eliminate corruption but also make sure that Kenyans pay.