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Court blocks Nairobi parking fee increase

NAIROBI-STREETNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – The County Government of Nairobi has been barred by the High Court from increasing parking fees in the capital city.

The order affects fees for private and Public Service Vehicles.

Justice George Odunga ruled that an application lodged by 26 matatu Saccos through Lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui, had an arguable case.

The operators have sued the County of Nairobi, Nairobi City County Board and the Attorney General for seeking to effect an irregular Sh300 parking fee.

They argue that they have not been duly notified of the existence of the proposed increment and were not involved in determining an issue that directly affects them.

If the increase was effected, parking in the Nairobi Central Business District would have gone up from Sh140 a day to Sh300.

The case will be heard on October 29.

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