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Pending court case costs Nairobi County government billions

23 December 2013, 15:18 Millicent Kawii

Nairobi - The Nairobi County government is hopeful that the case barring the implementation of new rates and charges for the city will be dealt with quickly.

The government is opposed to the order by the High court allowing city motorists to temporarily pay old rates for parking fees and says it will suffer immense revenue losses.

The County government filed an urgent suit Friday seeking the orders stopping the new rates from being effected immediately as well as the one barring enactment of the Nairobi City County Finance Act be lifted.

Through lawyer Tom Ojienda, the county government and the Nairobi County board will suffer immense revenue loss and that an earlier order had been given which they believe was effective enough.

“Court determined that the Nairobi County government and the Nairobi County board did not violate any rights of the 26 Matatu Saccos or in the enacting of the Nairobi City County Finance Act,” said Mr Ojienda.

High Court judge Isaac Lenaola declined to give into the Nairobi County government’s request saying that it would be ridiculous to lift the temporary relief and order.

They argued that at the Matatu Saccos had not approached them to present their grievances and that a judgment delivered on Wednesday dismissed the public service vehicle operators’ suit with finality.

They claimed that the decision has far reaching implications on the Nairobi County government and the Nairobi County board as it threatens to divest their legitimate revenue in parking fees without a remedy.

They also alleged that the temporary relief order to city motorists’ amounts to a reversal of a court order which has been repeatedly held as there exists confusion on which rates are in operation.

Following the Wednesday judgment by Justice Lenaola, the Matatu Saccos moved back to court to halt the immediate enforcement of the Nairobi City County Finance Act and payment of new rates and were granted a temporary relief.

Justice George Odunga on November 18 ordered the stopping of the implementation of the new rates which were to be effected on November 1as per Schedule 6.1 of the Nairobi City County Finance Act until the hearing of the case initially filed by the public service vehicle operators was heard and determined.

The case will be heard on January 2. 

- News24

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