For a long time now, KAPS parking systems have always been considered inferior to the competition who offer “better services” or so say Kenyan drivers. In a catching up move, KAPS has announced a partnership with Safaricom that will see the company’s parking system accept payment through M-PESA.
So far, KAPS claims that their systems are present at over 50 locations, including shopping malls and hospitals across the country. The M-PESA payment option is already live at a good number of KAPS locations in Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Nanyuki and Nakuru.
To pay with M-PESA at a KAPS parking system, motorists will be required to dial *486# on their Safaricom lines, through which they will be able to pay for their parking in two steps, after confirming their fee is correct. The thin on the ground M-PESA 1TAP users will also be able to simply tap their cards at the entrance and exit of any KAPS parking and automatically pay for the parking while exiting after inputting their M-PESA PIN when prompted on their phones.
To encourage the use of M-PESA 1TAP, Safaricom is running a promotion where customers using the M-PESA 1Tap card to pay for their parking will get their entire parking fee back for the first three transactions they make.