Ruto office tops list of parking fee defaults
Deputy President William Ruto’s office tops the list of parking fees defaulters, City Hall data shows, in what could be another highlight of a biting budget cut.
The DP’s office has an accumulated bill of Sh203 million, topping the list of 11 government offices that owe City Hall millions of shillings.
The DP’s office has not paid Sh189.08 million for 113 parking spaces on Harambee Avenue and another Sh14.06 million for 10 slots along Parliament Lane from 2014, documents show.
Mr Ruto’s office is running on a slim budget of Sh880 million this financial year.
In total, government departments have failed to clear parking fees totalling Sh678 million, City Hall says.
Director of Parking Tom Tinega told the Business Daily that City Hall had written demand notices several times to the institutions for clearance of the debts that stood at Sh677.6 million at the end of last month.
“We do not know if it is default because we have been making demand notes to them. Some like Parliament and Kenya Revenue Authority used to pay a while back but they are not doing that now,” Mr Tinega said.
The High Court owes the county Sh105.1 million for 72 parking slots in Milimani since 2012 while the Central Bank is yet to pay Sh77.2 million for 46 slots from a similar period.
He added that the Governor, Mike Sonko, would talk to the high ranking institutions that include Central Bank of Kenya, the National Assembly and the Ministry of Finance for settlement of the arrears.
“It is an issue the Governor can address, maybe it has not been brought to his attention,” Mr Tinega added.
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KBS), Kenya Police and Ministry of Finance have not paid Sh42.3 million for 64 slots since 1999.
The huge debts by the national government institutions come amid City Hall’s inability to hit its revenue targets for parking since 2013.