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Parking drama: MCAs demonstrate over use of Supreme Court parking bay

Today, Members of the County Assembly have today downed their tools to protest over parking space in the central business district.

Led by their Speaker Mr Kennedy Ngondi, the politicians claimed the parking bay adjacent to Supreme Court.

The Nairobi MCAs vowed to use the parking bay for today’s sitting as part of their perks as leaders.

“This property belongs to the Nairobi Council Assembly, from now henceforth, we have directed all the MCAs to be using the parking lot. I have instructed the clerk to put up a tent we are holding our sitting here,” Mr Ngondi told members of the fourth estate.

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Mr Ngondi stated that the property was gazetted on September 8, 2015,  and the ownership was awarded to the assembly.

“Sometime back when there was a ruling of the BBI, there was a request by Anne Amadi, to the office of the clerk on April 12, 2021, to cordon off the parking bay. They wanted one row of parking adjacent to the Supreme Court building from end to end up to April 30, 2021.

Nairobi MCAs storm Supreme Court parking lot.
Nairobi MCAs storm Supreme Court parking lot. PHOTO| KEVIN CHERUIYOT

So the period of time they made a request was to help the Judicial commission conduct their interviews in an amicable environment.”

Since the time has lapsed they stormed the parking bay to take it back. An attempt by police officers manning the premise to eject the rioting MCAs didn’t bare fruit.

During the confrontation, angry MCAs told the police, “The Speaker is very senior, he cannot deal with you bring your seniors.”

Another one shouted, “Watuletee IG (Bring the Inspector General to address the Speaker).”

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