Motorists oppose plans to introduce toll stations

The Motorists Association of Kenya has opposed a plan by the government to introduce toll station on five highways in the country.

The association’s chairman Peter Murima said they will not accept such a move by the government as it amounts to double taxation.

“We are already paying taxes and introduction of any other payment will not be accepted by motorists, that is double taxation coming from the government and it’s unconstitutional,” Murima said at a press conference in Nairobi on Sunday.

The government intends to introduce toll stations on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit highway, Thika Road, Nairobi Southern bypass and a section of Nyali bridge in Mombasa.

“The government through the Kenya National Highways Authority intends to re-introduce retrogressive and unconstitutional toll. It is unjustifiable, unacceptable and absurd. Putting toll booths on already complete roads is a big no and motorists will never allow that to happen,” Murima vowed.

Murima said the Motorists Association of Kenya has even turned down an invitation to attend a two-day investor conference in order to register their displeasure with the government’s move.

The conference is expected to bring together government officials and private investors to discuss details of the planned tolling.

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