In summary

  • Lunch time Preachers at Jevanjee gardens to be charged 500 shillings
  • Kamukunji grounds not providing any direct benefits to the County Government

The County government of Nairobi has proposed to increase fees for political rallies held at the historic Kamukunji grounds.

The move comes after County Executive Committee member for Finance Charles Kerich revealed that political gatherings held at the grounds were not providing any direct benefits to the county government.

During the budget presentation for the 2023/2024 financial year, Kerich stated that the county aimed to significantly increase its own revenue sources from 10 billion shillings to 19.99 billion shilling hence the reason for wanting to increase the fees for political rallies to 100,000 shillings.

Under the proposed finance bill, politicians will now be required to pay 100,000 shillings for holding rallies at Kamukunji Grounds. While Religious leaders intending to use the grounds will be charged 20,000 shillings per day.

Nairobi County Introduces fees for Political Rallies at Kamukunji Grounds

Additionally For flag-off ceremonies at Jevanjee Gardens, which do not exceed two hours, a fee of 3,000 shillings will be imposed. And for Charitable organizations utilizing the gardens they will be required to pay 10,000 shillings per day.

Lunch time preachers have not been left behind in that they will be to pay 500 shillings per day.

The proposed Nairobi county Finance bill is expected to be deliberated upon and voted on by the Members of County Assembly (MCAs) once they return from their short break.

This development comes even as Azimio la umoja one Kenya coalition recently held a political meeting at Kamukunji Grounds during which they launched anti-President William Ruto demonstrations.

The Alliance accused the government of not effectively addressing the high cost of living and tackling corruption.

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