Kenyans living in Nairobi will have to dig deep into their pockets from next month after a recent move by City Hall that will see increase in charges of different commodities and their services. The Nairobi City government in its Financial Bill 2021, they have proposed new levies and increased charges of different services to raise money to finance its KSH.38.9 billion budget.[Photo Courtesy]
Residents will have to pay an increased amount of money before receiving treatments. For instance, you will be required to lay KSH.200 consultation fee per visit. KSH.600 for Norplant contraceptive, KSH.100 for oral contraception pills and injections.
Those who are planning to set up temporary sites such as toilets, changing rooms, and bathrooms will be expected to pay between KSH.10,00 and KSH.50,000 depending on the size, while to get authority for construction sites will cost you KSH.50,000 per certificate.[Photo Courtesy]
Traders have also been hit hard and now they will be required to pay offloading fee ranging from KSH.30 to KSH 3,000 depending on the kind of goods you are dealing with. The bill is expected to be effected once Governor Anne Kananu signs it when it has been passed by the Nairobi County Assembly.
Mobile food ventors and hawkers have also been dealt a blow in the recent changes. They will now pay KSH. 7,000 for food hygiene licence per premise and 9t will be effected for other small food or water packaging certificate. The charges will be paid according to the space area on is allocated and there is a provision to pay quarterly, half yearly or yearly.
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