Reprieve For Nairobi Motorists As Court Extends Halting Parking Fee Increment

Nairobi County government have been dealt a massive blow after the High Court extends the suspension of parking fee increment for vehicles in the City’s Central Business District (CBD).

Following the order, private and passenger service vehicles will continue to pay ksh200 (approximately $2) daily instead of ksh400 ($4) as proposed by the County government.

 The new rates were announced by former County Boss Mike Sonko’s administration in 2019 to increase the revenue.

However, the Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and the Matatu Owners Association protested the decision by challenging the move in a court.

In a petition filed by Cofek, the federation cited lack of public participation and short notice, which it described as discriminatory and punitive.

The court stayed the implementation of the announcement and ordered motorists and vehicles’ owners to revert to $2.

According to the High Court Judge Antony Mrima, Nairobi Metropolitan Service has been enjoined in the case as an interested party.

The case will be heard on May 3, 2021.

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