The Nairobi High Court has declined to give orders quashing the implementation of the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) matatu ban.
High Court judge Pauline Nyamweya instead directed the petitioners, matatu owners to serve the county government, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and The National Police Service with suit papers ahead of the inter- party hearing set for Thursday, December 6.
The 21 saccos’ prayer was that the court gives the orders on the grounds that the decision to implement the ban was implemented without proper consultations with relevant stakeholders and without public participation.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has also filed a petition seeking orders to suspend the ban.
Sakaja in his suit says that the decision was rash and has left many commuters inconvenienced as Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) moved to comply with the ban.
“We pray for orders prohibiting the respondents, their agents or severally from proceeding with the implementation of the said gazette notice no.4479 of 12/5/2017,” said Sakaja through his lawyer Duncan Akulia.