Nairobi County Government to be sued over contempt of court

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The Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) plans to file a contempt of court case against Nairobi County government after it defying the ruling on reverting parking fees from Sh400 to Sh200.

The federation claims that City Hall is acting with impunity after failing to suspended an increment on parking fees, awaiting the ruling of the case.

In pleading for the suspension order, Cofek had last week argued that the notice issued  was too short, unreasonable, punitive and discriminatory and that no public participation was conducted before the decision to raise the charges was reached.

“This is impunity. We are planning contempt charges,” said Cofek Secretary-General Stephen Mutoro in a text message.

City Hall Director of Parking Services Tom Tinega differed with Mr Mutoro saying that they were yet to be served with the court order and when that is done, he will be directed on the way forward. “There is a process. Our legal team has told me they are still waiting to receive the document from the petitioner then once they get it, they will trickle it down to me for the way forward.