THIGH COURT HAS ORDERED THE RELEASE OF 117 TAXIS WHICH WERE IMPOUNDED BY POLICE.

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Photo of taxis which were impounded by the police during the matatu strike lined up at KICC.

 

By SAM ALFAN.

The high court has ordered the release of 117 taxis which were impounded by the police during the matatu strike.
Justice Isaac Lenaola directed that the vehicles be released to the owners upon production of log book and identification.
He further ordered that the owner of the vehicles to pay Sh 9,000 per motor vehicle, saying that seizure was unlawful which has made the owners to suffer injury into their business.
The judge directed the registrar of motor vehicle to release the number plates that were removed from the taxis.
Kenya taxi cab association and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko moved to seeking the order to have the taxis released.
Sonko told the court that the seizure was unconstitutional has the owners protesting the increment of parking fees by the Nairobi county government.

 

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