Last month, High Court extended orders barring City Hall from increasing parking fees within the city.Justice Anthony Murima postponed the matter until May 3 after the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) was enjoined in the case.
The petition was filed by the Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and the Matatu Owners Association.
Cofek termed the county’s decision to double the parking fees as unconstitutional.
Cofek also argued that the notice issued on December 2, 2019, was too short, unreasonable, punitive and discriminatory.
Parking costs were categorized into zones. Zone one consisted of areas around the CBD where parking was set at Sh400 up from Sh200.
Zone two parking was going to cost motorists Sh200 and consisted of Donholm, Kilimani, Nairobi West, Upper Hill, Yaya Centre, Westlands, Parklands, Gigiri, Allsops, Makadara, Kayole, Bururburu, Umoja and Eastleigh.
Zone three included all commercial centres not mentioned on zone one and two and the parking cost set at Sh100.