Written by John Kabaka
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A thirteen-member team comprising Kakamega Municipal Council chiefs and representatives of public service vehicles operating in the area has been picked to work out on a proposal for public service vehicle parking fee stickers.
The team would include from the council, the clerk, treasurer, deputy mayor and chairmen of the town planning, finance and social services committees while the operators will have seven officials drawn from a cross section of transport companies and transport Sacco societies operating in the area.
The committee was formed after protest by the operators that the new parking fee guidelines that came in force this month were too high.
The operators have proposed that the fees be replaced by monthly or bi-monthly parking fee stickers.
The council began charging Sh.100 per entry for the 14-seater matatus, Sh.130 per entry for mini buses and Sh.200 per entry for buses on July 1st, up from Sh.70, Sh.100 and Sh.150 respectively for the categories of public vehicles.
The new rates also affected the smaller vehicles, the 7-seater, 10 seater matatu - nguruwe, maruti ,probox and Tuk Tuk. Penalties for defaulters have also been raised to Sh.5, 000.
Kakamega Mayor Mathias Shichele said the committee has been detailed to develop the monthly parking fees for each category of vehicles and report back to the council for approval after seven days.
Kakamega municipal council has been generating about sh.2 million from toll fees every month and the increment is expected to raise the revenue collection under the vote by about 25 percent, crucial at plugging a Sh.35 million deficit in the budget read recently.
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