Motorists to Use Mobile Phones to Pay for Parking in Nairobi (Updated June 2019)

To pay for parking in Nairobi using a mobile phone code *235#  (Updated 10th June 2019)

  • Dial *235# ( A Nairobi City County epayment menu with five options appear.
  • Select 1 for parking – This gives you the option to pay for daily parking, seasonal parking, offstreet parking or penalties.
  • select 1 for Daily parking
  • Enter the Vehicle Registration Number
  • Select zone
  • Select vehicle type, bus, canter lorry, private, taxi, etc.
  • Proceed with the payment of the specified amount depending on the vehicle type
  • You will recieve a confirmation message through an sms message.

Other than allowing motorists to pay for parking in Nairobi, the new Nairobi county USSD will also enable business people and land owners to pay for other services such as permits and rates.

Below is the older method that motorists have been using to pay for parking in Nairobi but was discontinued on 8th June 2010

Ejijipay is a new mobile payment system that allows Nairobi motorists to use their mobile phones to pay for parking across the city.

The new cashless payment system technology dubbed EJijipay will help increase revenue collection by the County and enhance service delivery.


How to pay packing using Ejijipay

Motorists will be required to first  register using various methods which include

  • County’s Android app (Nairobi City County Mobile)
  • use of USSD code, *217#,
  • use of their website

Once you create the account, you will also be able to access your account in all of the three methods.

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Creating the e-wallet using your mobile phone


  • Dial *217#, this prompts you to open an account for future use:
  • enter your Names,
  • National ID/Passport No,
  • Year of Birth and a PIN number.

You will receive a message confirming that your account has been successfully created.

You can use your eJijipay to pay for daily parking, seasonal garage space for rent services, and parking for Matatu Saccos, penalties and to check the status of your payment. To load this account with money, go to M-pesa business number 147147, use your phone number as the account number. If you encounter any problem, the county has also provided a phone number 0709920000 where you can call for customer support.


How to load cash to your Ejijipay E-Wallet

Topping up ewallet On mobile phone

  1. Dial *217#
  2. Select My Account’ and follow the instructions.


How to top up Nairobi ewallet online

Log in to your account

  1. Go the E-wallet section and select the ‘Top up’ option
  2. Follow the instructions

Once you have loaded the E-Wallet, you can now proceed and pay for your parking using the ejijipay mobile payment system. You can load your ejijipay wallet using  Mpesa,  Yucash, Airtel money,  orange money, Visa, MasterCard.


How to pay for parking in Nairobi using ejijipay

Using any mobile USSD

  1. Dial *217#
  2. Select option 2 – Parking
  3. Enter vehicle registration number
  4. Select parking duration> Daily
  5. Choose the parking zone
  6. Select vehicle type ( private car, minibus, canter, Lorry, trailer,  Bus)
  7. Confirm parking fees and enter pin
  8. You will receive SMS Confirmation

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Paying for parking using Ejijipay android app on a smartphone

  1. Start and log in to the Nairobi city county app (Ejijipay)
  1. Select parking duration – i.e. daily
  2. Choose the parking zone
  3. Select the vehicle type.
  4. Input the vehicle registration number
  5. Confirm the parking fee details.
  6. Enter your pin and complete details
  7. You will get a confirmation SMS once the transaction is through.

Pay for parking in Nairobi using county online portal

  1. Go to and log in with your registered account.
  2. Select the parking duration
  3. Choose the parking zone and vehicle type
  4. Enter vehicle registration number
  5. Confirm parking fees details
  6. Enter your pin and complete payment
  7. You will receive a confirmation message and an option to print the ticket “


The county says that the payments will work across all mobile money platforms which also include Airtel money, Yu-cash and Orange Money and the county is also planning to develop apps for Windows and iOS.

If you use the USSD code, you will be charged by the phone service providers (Sh5 for Safaricom and Sh3 for Airtel) to use the service, unlike when using the website or the app which are free to transact. Top ups of the account can be made through banks, mobile money accounts like Airtel money and through County agents. The packing fees in Nairobi is KSh 300/= per day.

According to the County, every transaction made will be reflected on their systems after five seconds which will greatly curb a lot of corruption. The new mode will also reduce the time previously spent by motorists obtaining parking tickets manually from County officials.

The County also expects to use this service to triple its revenue collection since it will seal loopholes that the county was experiencing before by use of printed receipts where the County says it loses close to Sh250,000 daily in car parking fees through corruption and inefficient staff.

The Ejijipay cashless payment

The Ejijipay cashless payment system technology is supported by JamboPay, which is also used by Nairobi Water Company to electronically collect water bills payments made by Nairobi residents.

EJijiPay is part of Nthe airobi county e-payment system, a self service portal that provides a platform for Nairobi residents to pay for services electronically. Other services currently offered electronically include: application and renewal for sa ingle business permit, payment of land rates, paying rent for County houses and payment of construction fee.

How to confirm that you have paid for parking using Ejijipay

You can confirm if your payment went through

  • dialing #217
  • Select Parking then
  • Check Car Payment Status
  • Enter the car registration number

This will confirm if you have paid for the parking.

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  4. Dismas Mogire says:

    I sent money for parking no response but it has deducted the money for kcc 154w.
    Please check and reply

  5. kingatmo says:

    Hi Dismas,

    You can confirm if your payment went through by dialing #217

    Select Parking then
    Check Car Payment Status
    Enter the car registration number

    This will confirm if you have paid for the parking.


  6. Jane says:

    Kindly advise if the parking services can be accessed while outside the country and still using the Safaricom line. Am able to access the app and go through all the process but on making the payment it says the service isn’t available

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