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Nairobi County Assembly in land battle with the apex Court

Nairobi County Assembly members in a past photo. They have protested supreme court’s use of their parking lot.

Nairobi County Assembly Members today made good their threat to hold demonstrations against the Supreme court’s use of ‘their’ packing lot.

The demonstration follows the supreme court’s refusal to let go of the parking yard that is annexed to the apex court. That is what the MCA’s termed as the supreme court interference with their right. Speaking on the issue at hand, majority leader in the Kenya’s capital City’s County Assembly, Mr Peter Imwatok, reiterated that the county government allocated the assembly the land which they have been using as their parking lot.

“As the majority leader, I will not go down in history to become the first to lead members without a parking slot,” he said. Mr Imwatok further pleaded with the assembly Speaker Mr Ken Ng’ondi to speak to the highest court in the land so that the MCAs may be granted an access to use their allocated space. “Mr Speaker, we are ready even to park our vehicles for three days at the Supreme Court until we get what belongs to us. This is injustice and we shall not sit down and watch,” Mountain View Member of County Assembly (MCA) Maurice Onyango said.

As a reaction to the earlier pleadings by Mountain View MCA, the House speaker added his voice to the ping-pong game between the assembly and the supreme court which started a week earlier. “As the Nairobi city County Assembly, we believe this is our property in line with the constitution, and laws of the land,” Mr Ng’ondi affirmed.

The supreme court is yet to give their side of the argument concerning the ensuing rift with the County Assembly members on the disputed parking yard.

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