Kidero to cancel parking permits for matatus in city centre
Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero has said he will give an immediate directive to authorise cancellation of all parking permits for Public Service Vehicles in the Central Business District and allocate them afresh.
The governor said the directive will end traffic congestion in the city centre.
This comes a day after traders in the city centre threatened to boycott paying land rates and licenses to the county government due to the haphazard allocation of matatu (bus) stops
Dr Kidero on Tuesday said that the traders have a right not to remit payments to City Hall because their businesses have been affected by the matatu operators.
“I fully support the traders not to pay taxes because the matatus operators have become indiscipline and I will first deal with the menace by removing them in the CBD,” said Dr Kidero.
He made the remarks during the swearing in of the new County Executive Member for Environment, Water, Sanitation and Energy Engineer Peter Kimori.