Matatu Operators Defy Mass Action Calls, Pay For Parking

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Confusion and division has rocked  matatu operators in Nairobi with some defying their leaders directive of not  to paying the new seasonal  tickets charges that were imposed om them by the Nairobi County Government.

Parking offices were today  packed to to the brim with  various saccos like Chania paying for the respective matatus.

Yesterday matatu owners association  chairman Simon Kimutai led other operators in protesting the new charges and at some point advised his members not to  pay for the new charges.

‘‘We are paying loans for this vehicles how do expect me to do so when it has been impounded because of not paying for seasonal tickets,our leaders must  be realistic sometimes,’’ a  sacco attendant told Ghetto radio News.

But in an  interview with Ghetto radio News , Parking director Tom Tinega accused Matatu operators  of politicising the matter  saying they are only implementing what was there in the Revenue Act 2013 but was never effected by governor Kidero’s regime.

‘’These charges were  on Finance bill 2013 the same operators challenged the same in High court but court ruled in our favour they appealed the ruling was uphold so what else  should we do , let them comply with the new charges.’’ Tinega said.

Tinega  on the other hand  said they will only obey  court order  on private cars.

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