Court dismisses MP Jaguar’s case on boda boda ban


FILE PHOTO: Charles Kanyi Njagua alias Jaguar during a past press address
FILE PHOTO: Charles Kanyi Njagua alias Jaguar during a past press address

In Summary

  • The High Court has dismissed a case by Starehe MP Charles Njagua challenging the Nairobi County Government's decision to ban boda bodas from accessing the Central Business District.
  • In her ruling, Justice Roselyn Aburii stated that the legislator had not proved how the rights of boda boda operators had been violated.
  • Jaguar had, in January, moved to the court to challenge the move by the County Government saying Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had not consulted all the relevant stakeholders.

The High Court has dismissed a case by Starehe MP Charles Njagua challenging the Nairobi County Government’s decision to ban boda bodas from accessing the Central Business District.

In her ruling, Justice Roselyn Aburii on Monday stated that the legislator, popularly known as ‘Jaguar,’ had not proved how the rights of boda boda operators had been violated.

The Court further added that the county has the right to enforce the laws.

Jaguar had, in January, moved to the court to challenge the move by the County Government saying Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had not consulted all the relevant stakeholders.

The MP had termed the move as “ill informed, unilaterally made and based on irrelevant considerations.”

The singer-cum-politician argued that the boda boda ban may result in more harm than good as the operators will be left frustrated and without a source of income which may force them to engage in criminal activities.

He had intimated that the ban would curtail the economic rights of many riders who rely on ferrying passengers to and from the CBD.

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