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High Court Quashes Appointment of Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority Board Members

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The High Court has quashed the appointment of Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority Board members Mary Chege, Zachariah Mungai and Ronald Ndegwa.

In a ruling, the court termed the appointment as unconstitutional.

In February 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed an Executive Order establishing the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) which seeks to provide a mechanism for the establishment of an integrated, efficient, effective and sustainable transport system within the Metropolitan area.

The Metropolitan Area includes Nairobi, Muranga, Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos counties.

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In a Gazette notice dated February 5, chairperson of Nairobi metropolitan area council, James Macharia said the three will serve for three years.

Other members were to include a representative nominated by the Governor of each of the aforementioned counties, the Principal Secretary responsible for Transport, Finance and Land.

NAMATA was meant to develop a comprehensive traffic management plan and strategy, resulting in an effective and efficient urban road network; Maintain a sustainable funding framework to deliver the transport strategy.

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Written by Francis Muli

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