County of­fi­cials re­strained from clamp­ing ve­hi­cles

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries/judiciary -

Nairobi county askaris have been barred from clamp­ing and de­mand­ing fees from ve­hi­cles parked at St Peter Claver’s Church com­pound on Race­course Road. The or­der was is­sued by judge Ge­orge Odunga af­ter an ap­pli­ca­tion by the Arch­dio­cese of Nairobi Kenya Reg­is­tered Trustees, which fully owns the land hous­ing the church and priests’ houses.

In their suit pa­pers, the trustees said the land is pri­vate prop­erty, which is by law ex­empted from pay­ing for park­ing. The land is fenced with a stone wall and the gate is clear that it is a pri­vate prop­erty, they said.

The trustees said they were forced to file the case be­cause once in a while, county of­fi­cials have made it a habit to in­vade the com­pound and clamp ve­hi­cles, de­mand­ing park­ing fees. They said it is il­le­gal for the county of­fi­cials to clamp the ve­hi­cles and de­mand park­ing fees.

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