In Summary

  • Sakaja has today assent to Act  Nairobi County Finance Bill 2023 .
  • All business permits to be Consolidated to one Licence.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has today assent to Act the  Nairobi County Finance Bill 2023 beckoning a new chapter to City residents and the administration.

The biggest beneficiary in the Act are the Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training APBET schools,traders,matatu operators among others.

APBET schools  have been paying 10,000 shillings annually which has been reduced to 3,000 shillings with an alternative of 1000 shillings per term. According to governor Sakaja the move will cushion APBET schools as they play vital role in providing basic education to children of Nairobi.

The County Government will hereafter publish a comprehensive schedule of all fees and charges contained in this Act and previous Finance Acts in one document for ease of reference by Nairobians.

Members of the Nairobi City County Assembly unanimously passed the Bill on Thursday 12th October 2023, reflecting a unified commitment to the County’s growth and development agenda.

“The Finance Act 2023 is good for the County Government and also good for the residents. We gathered valuable insights during this public engagement process. These insights played a vital role in shaping the Bill, resulting in certain charges being increased, reduced, or maintained, aligning them with the interests and needs of both the public and the County Government,” Governor Sakaja said.


Key Highlights of the Act

Initially 30% levies and charges on the market stalls was proposed.

However, after public participation, the charges were revised to a moderate 10%


  • Alcoholic drinks and licensing: The proposal to raise charges on alcoholic drinks

and licensing was adopted to help control the number of drinking outlets across the


  • City inspectorate: The impounding charges were retained in some areas and

reduced in others to drive compliance.

  • Outdoor advertisement and signage: We increased application fees for outdoor


  • Physical planning, land, and housing: We had proposed to increase rent by 25%

but following consultations we have only increased by 10%.

  • Public health services: We had initially proposed new charges on Reproductive

health but, during the public participation, the public expressed their views and we

heard and maintained and reduced some of the charges.

  • Market services: We had proposed to increase charges but following the

recommendations we have retained the old charges.

  • Parking. The new law introduces new parking zones that are well defined, with new

charges introduced for the registration of taxis and boda-bodas.

  • Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) Schools we

have reduced their annual fee from Ksh10,000

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