Long queues characterised the day at the Limuru sub-county offices as business people rushed to pay for their business licences.
The last-minute rush on Monday came after the Limuru business community met and negotiated with Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on how to pay for their licences.
A Kiambu court had ruled that it was illegal for the county government to demand payment of business licences or even collect parking fees.
The ruling came after the county assembly passed a motion which authorised hiked fees for licences but which businessmen vehemently opposed and consequently went to court.
The bill was passed into law allegedly without participation of the stakeholders, especially the business community. The Kiambu Finance Act 2013/2014 sought to increase single business permits by between 75 percent and 200 percent.
The business community convinced the governor that there was a money leak in the Limuru sub-county which necessitated the change of where the licences were to be paid.
Business people had to get the estimates of their permits from the sub-county office and deposit the money in the bank. They then would take the bank slips to the sub-county office to be issued with the business licences.
The deadline that ended on Monday will see business people who did not pay their licenses pay penalties for late payment.