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Case on new parking fees to be heard Monday

A case in which Senator Mike Sonko seeks to have the county Finance Act quashed will be heard on Monday.

Justice Weldon Korir certified the case as urgent on Thursday.

The Senator is seeking for an order prohibiting the application of the Act and barring the county government from effecting it until the legal procedure of enactment is complied with.

The Finance Act contained the contentious increment of parking fees in the city.

Mr Sonko claimed that the making and enacting of the Act was unprocedural and flouted the Constitution.

The Senator said the Act was not tabled in Parliament for scrutiny as required by law and the procedure for its enactment flouted.

“The taxes levied by the Act have imposed extreme hardship on the people of Nairobi,” said Mr Sonko.

He also claimed to have written letters to speakers of both Houses and they had established that the procedure for the enactment of the Act was not followed.

“The protests witnessed as a result of the Act were justified as it lacked House approval,” said Mr Sonko.

Mr Sonko claimed the executive responsible did not publish the Act within seven days and never ensured copies were transmitted to clerks of both Houses.