Start-up businesses for youths and People Living with Disabilities (PLWD) in Nairobi County have been exempted from paying license fees for two years.
The waiver announced by Governor Mike Sonko is a reprieve for hundreds of youths who have been struggling to start businesses due to high charges on licenses and permits.
In a letter dated 31st January, the Governor waived license fees for the low income earners, youths and PLWD.
However, they should show proof that they have complied with other requirements including health and occupational certifications.
“Starting from 1st February you are hereby directed to waive license fee for both youth and disabled persons,” reads the letter.
A spot check conducted by bizwatchkenya.com , on Friday revealed that the small scale traders among them youth, have been paying more than the official charges.
This is among the reforms Governor Sonko is putting in place to better the lives of Nairobi youth.
Sonkos move comes barely a day after he sacked two of his CECs and reshuffled his cabinet for proper service delivery.