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Uproar over increase of JKIA parking fees

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Kenyans have taken to social media to lambast the Kenya Airports Authority following the massive raise in parkings fee within Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) is threatening to lead a protest match to the Nairobi airport, where the protesters will stage a sit-in and embark on a hunger strike if the rates are not withdrawn within seven days.

According to the revised rates, visitors picking and dropping travellers at the JKIA will be required to pay Ksh 100 for 20-minute stay, Ksh 250 for staying at the airport for between 20 minutes and 40 minutes and Ksh 350 for s stay of between 40 minutes and an hour.

For a one-hour to two-hour stay, one will be required to pay Ksh 500.

Parking would now cost Ksh 100 within 30 minutes, Ksh 150 for between 30 minutes and an hour, and Ksh 200 for between one hour and two hours.

However, Cofek is demanding to know what KAA has been doing with the current fee of Ksh 50 before it can be entrusted with the higher rates. Those opposed to the revision also say the process was not subjected to public consultation as required by the Constitution. The rates are collected by KAPS, a private company.

Here are some of the reactions:

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