In Summary
  • Exactly a year since Governor Evans Kidero directed that the operators be banned from the CBD, court cases have blocked its implementation.
  • Speaking on phone, Dr Ayisi gave the operators two weeks to leave the city centre after a Court ruled in the county’s favour, giving it the green-light to remove them from the city centre.

Motorcyclists in Nairobi have appealed against a court ruling barring them from operating in the city centre.

Their Association's chairperson Ken Onyango said the riders are demanding an alternative space, noting the county has been generating revenue from them.

This is after the County Secretary Robert Ayisi gave them two weeks to leave city centre.
“Just like the hawkers have designated areas to operate from, our appeal in court is that we cannot be thrown out of the CBD without an alternative," said Mr Onyango.

He said that the new transport regulations requires the county, in collaboration with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to establish operating areas for them.

Mr Onyango lamented that city officials have been arresting them despite paying a Sh3000 per motorcycle.

He said that they have over 23 Saccos and 600 motorcyclists operating in the city and that only 18 Saccos comply while the others have members who flout traffic laws.

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