Matatu owners are still paying 400sh for parking fees even after the court suspended the same until after the case hearing scheduled for 14th February.

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Speaking to the media a matatu driver confirmed that they are being charged Sh400 instead of Sh200 as before.

“We thought that after the court ruling, we will pay KSh 200 as we wait for the final verdict on the same but that is not the case," Gibson Mbugua a marathon driver plying Utawala route with City shuttle said.

However, Matatu owners Association (MOA) chairman Jamal Ibrahim has called for talks with city hall officials so as to find a lasting solution to the parking fees stalemate. 

He said that the hiked fees will scare away young investors who wish to venture in the business.

"We are pleading with the county government to seat down with matatu owners so that an agreeable fee that is less than KSh 400 is met, since the 400sh is punitive and unrealistic,” Jamal said. 

The new parking fees were announced early December of 2019 and despite protests from the affected, city hall claims that the charges are in line with the finance act of 2019 that outline measures that county government may take to increase revenue collection.