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Kenya: Court Now Halts Nakuru Matatu CBD Ban

The High Court has ordered the county government to consult the public before it relocates matatu operators in Nakuru from the town centre.

p The High Court has ordered the county government to consult the public before it relocates matatu operators in Nakuru from the town centre."The decision by the Nakuru County government to relocate stages and bus parks for public service vehicles including the matatus from Nakuru town must be subjected to an appropriate programme of public participation and stakeholder engagement within 90 days effective today," said Justice Ngugi.To deal with this, the court further ordered the county government to ensure that the new bus termini be built according to the standards required for operations."During the 90-day period, the county government of Nakuru shall ensure that all the temporary service vehicle states and bus parks have been brought to the standards," ordered Justice Ngugi.

In its defence, the county government had argued that the decision to relocate the matatus was made in accordance with Nakuru County Integrated Development Plan.The county was further ordered to file a periodic report of compliance with the orders in 45 days.

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