Kenya: Motorists Pay Sh400 Parking Fee Despite Court Order

6 December 2019

City Hall has continued to charge hiked parking rates in breach of a High Court order that suspended them.

On Friday, private motorists reported being forced to pay Sh400 in the central business district (CBD) instead of Sh200 they paid on Thursday.

High Court Judge James Makau on Wednesday stayed implementation of City Hall's fee increment until a petition by the Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) is heard and determined.

Cofek, through lawyer Henry Kurauka, sued the Mike Sonko-led government following its move to hike parking fees for private and public service vehicles effective December 4, 2019.

Mr Kurauka argued that the public was not given sufficient notice as required under the law, adding that the new levies would cause city residents to suffer the ripple effects of higher fees.

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