Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has ordered the release of 263 motorcycles impounded for flouting county by laws.
Kidero directed the inspectorate department to hand over the boda bodas to their respective owners at no cost.
Kidero gave the orders after meeting boda boda association officials at City Hall.
He at the same time directed the legal department to withdraw all court cases against boda boda operators.
Last year, over 400 boda boda operators lost their bid to continue operating within Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).
High Court Judge Joseph Onguto dismissed their petition on grounds that they did not prove how their rights had been violated.
he riders, who are under 12 Saccos, had submitted that they would suffer huge losses if barred from operating in the CBD.
In November 2015, the county government banned all boda boda operators from ferrying passengers to and from the CBD with immediate effect. It said those found contravening the law would face a six-month jail term or pay a fine of Sh20,000. On December 2015.
Meanwhile, Nairobi County Government has halted the issuance of new liquor licenses pending an audit of existing.
Trade Executive Anna Othoro said an audit will establish how m,any bars are licenses.
It has emerged that more than 12,000 outlets sell alcohol drinks in the city yet the county Liquor Licensing Board has only licensed 4,000.
“New licenses will not be issued until we get the number of bars as well as wine and spirit store to come up with a comprehensive data.
City Hall will also shut down pubs built 300 meters near school and residential area. Othoro blamed the judiciary for frustrating the crackdown of unlicensed joints.
“We urged our courts not to issue injunction sought by unscrupulous traders,”pleaded Othoro.