How To Pay KAPS Parking Using M-PESA

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to pay for KAPS parking using M-PESA. Kenya Airports Parking Services (KAPS) was established in 1999 and has since expanded to become East Africa’s leading provider of parking solutions, access control, and revenue management systems. KAPS provides structured and secure parking to various locations, including government institutions, university campuses, airports, hospitals, and malls in major Kenyan towns.

Kenya Airports Parking Services has revolutionised and innovated everything around parking, making it easier for parking space owners to manage and monetise their assets while making the process as seamless as possible for the users. To pay for KAPS parking using M-PESA, you can follow these steps:

How to Pay for KAPS Parking Using M-PESA

  1. Dial *486#
  2. Select option 1 to pay for KAPS parking
  3. Enter the card number given when you enter the KAPS parking area. This number is vital, connecting your payment to your parking session.
  4. You should see your parking details, including how long you’ve been parked and how much you need to pay.
  5. Select option 1 to pay for your parking using M-PESA.
  6. Enter your M-PESA PIN to authorise the transaction by selecting option 1
  7. You will then be notified that your payment is being processed. Wait for the KAPS confirmation and then proceed to drive out of the premises.
  8. Insert your KAPS-issued card in the terminal at the exit, and the gate should open to let you out.

In case the card has issues: Sometimes, the card number might not be visible due to wear and tear. If you encounter this issue:

  • Insert the card into the payment terminal near the parking exit.
  • The terminal will display your card number, which you can use to complete the Mpesa payment process.

Once the payment is successful, you’ll receive a confirmation message from M-PESA. It’s essential to keep this message as proof of payment.

How to Pay For KAPS Using Airtel Money

  1. Dial *486# on your mobile phone.
  2. Select option 1 to initiate the payment process for KAPS parking.
  3.  Enter the ticket number you received when you entered the parking area. This number links your payment to your specific parking session.
  4. The system will display your parking details, including the time and amount due.
  5. To proceed with the payment, choose option 2 for Airtel Money.
  6. Key in your Airtel Money PIN to authorise and complete the transaction.

This service is available at all parking stations utilising the KAPS ticketing system, ensuring comprehensive coverage and convenience for Airtel customers.

How to Pay for KAPS Using the KAPS A-Card

If you frequently use KAPS parking systems, you should consider applying for a prepaid A-card. KAPS A-Card is a smart card issued by APS Limited that includes an e-wallet application.

KAPS A-Cards are available for free at a variety of locations, including the APS Office, KAPS Head Office, JKIA, and Nakumatt Lifestyle.

How To Top Up Kaps A-Card

Your card can only be reloaded at JKIA, Nakumatt Lifestyle, or KAPS Head Office. As a result, you cannot top up the KAPS card with Mpesa, Airtel Money, or Visa. The minimum amount to top up is Ksh 100.

KAPS is currently working on adding more easy ways to refill your A-Card. Keep checking their website for updates.

How To Check Kaps Card Balance

To track the balance of your KAPS A-Card, you must first register it at the time of purchase. Once registered, you can access your card balance by going to and logging in to the APS website (

Kaps Parking Locations

The service is currently offered at over 52 KAPS locations, including Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Nanyuki, and Nakuru. They include;

  • 14 Riverside
  • Adams Arcade
  • Adlife Plaza
  • Aga Khan University Hospital
  • Crossroads Mall
  • Equity Kilimani Centre
  • Gateway Mall
  • Grand Pension Plaza
  • Green House
  • Green Span Mall
  • Highridge
  • Kaps Apic Centre
  • Kaps Simba
  • Karen Lands Down
  • Kitengela Mall
  • Krishna Centre
  • Kisumu Mega Plaza
  • Landmark Plaza
  • Lavington Mall
  • Mara Triangle Conservation Fee
  • Mega Mall
  • Moi Avenue
  • Mountain Mall
  • MP Shah
  • Mpaka Road
  • Nakumatt Lifestyle
  • Nanyuki Mall
  • NSSF Building
  • Oilibya Plaza
  • Parklands MediPlaza
  • Prestige Plaza
  • Red Heron
  • Regal Plaza
  • Sarit MultiChoice
  • SkyMall
  • St Andrews
  • Taj Tower
  • The Kenya Cultural Centre
  • The Mall
  • Transnational
  • Tuffoam Mall
  • United Mall Kisumu
  • Valley Arcade
  • Village Market
  • Vision Plaza
  • West Side Mall, Nakuru
  • Westend Mall
  • Westlands Commercial
  • Westlands Triangle
  • Zion Mall

Kaps Parking Rates

KAPS parking rates are different and vary with each location. You can check the specific rates for parking locations on the KAPS website for real-time updates.

KAPS Contacts

Location: Kindaruma Lane, Nairobi

Phone: +254-709-899000


KAPS Parking FAQs

1. What is KAPS A-Card?

KAPS A-Card is a smart card issued by APS Limited that includes an e-wallet application.

2. How does the KAPS A-Card work?

KAPS A-Card works on a contactless transaction platform that provides the holder of a valid KAPS A-Card with the ability to pay for certain goods and services using the value stored on the KAPS A-Card at any of the KAPS A-Card agents.

3. Where can I get a KAPS A-Card?

You can get a KAPS A-Card free of charge from any participating KAPS A-Card agent.

KAPS A-Cards are available;

  • Nakumatt Lifestyle
  • The Junction Shopping mall
  • Valley Arcade Shopping Centre
  • JKIA
  • Holy Family Basilica
  • Kenya National Theatre
  • Westlands Square (Uchumi Westlands, opposite The Mall)
  • Tusky’s Tom Mboya

4. Currently, you can use the KAPS A-Card to pay for parking at the following KAPS-managed parking.

a) JKIA Airport

  • Parking 3.
  • Parking 7.
  • Cargo – Lane 1.
  • Main Gate – All Lanes.

5. Can I use my card immediately after I get it?

Yes. Your KAPS A-Card is ready for use as soon as it’s activated.

6. When acquiring my KAPS A-Card, how much do I pay?

Acquiring and using the KAPS A-Card is free of charge.

7. What do I do if I lose my card?

You should immediately report any loss, theft, fraud, or unauthorised use of your KAPS A-Card through the KAPS A-Card Contact Centre.

Contacts: +254728607678, +254202710917, +2542710115/9, or by email:

8. What if I lose my card? Will I lose all my cash?

Once a card is reported as lost to the KAPS A-Card Contact Centre, APS Limited will cancel and then disable your KAPS A-Card within 6 hours of your report. Once the cancellation has been effected, your card cannot be used to make further transactions after this period.

9. How do I get a replacement?

You can acquire a replacement KAPS A-Card from any of our participating agents within 6 hours of reporting the loss or damage to the KAPS A-Card Contact Centre.

10. I have run out of value on my card. Do I have to get another one?

You do not have to get another card if you run out of value. You can reload your KAPS A-Card at any of the KAPS A-Card agent stores.

11. Does the KAPS A-Card charge to load value or check my balance?

Reloading your KAPS A-Card is free. Checking the balance from the KAPS or KAPS A-Card Autopay machines and the KAPS A-Card website, as well as from KAPS A-Card agents and merchants, is free.

12. Where can I reload the card?

You can reload your KAPS A-Card at any of the KAPS A-Card agent stores. 

13. Will the cash in my KAPS A-Card expire?

Your KAPS A-Card does not have an expiration date.

14. What is the smallest transaction I can make on my KAPS A-Card?

You can make transactions as low as Kshs 20.

15. What is the maximum value I can put on the card?

The maximum credit value you can store on your KAPS A-CARD at any time is Kshs10,000.

16. Does the KAPS A-Card charge a standing fee?

KAPS A-Card does not charge a fixed standing fee.

17. Can I pay for anything other than parking?

Presently, you can only use KAPS A-Card at KAPS Managed Parkings. APS Limited is in the process of ensuring that you can use your KAPS A-Card for transactions other than parking.

18. Is it possible to reload my card through my bank account or through using M-Pesa or Zap?

Currently, you can only reload your card through our participating agents and merchants.

19. Can I get a statement showing all my card usage?

You can acquire a statement from any of the KAPS A-Card agents, or the KAPS A-Card website,

21. Is there a limit to the number of KAPS A-Cards registered to an individual or company?

There isn’t a limit to the number of cards that can be registered to an individual or company

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