Motorists parking, driving or riding on pedestrian walkways and cycle lanes within Nairobi now risk losing their licenses.
This is after the Nairobi Metropolitan Services said it will embark on an exercise to arrest such motorists.
“Parking, driving, or riding on NMT walkways or Cycle Lanes by Motor Vehicles or Motor Cycles is prohibited,” Badi said on Twitter.
He added, “Drivers or riders found in contravention will be prosecuted, their driving license suspended, where damage is occasioned to the infrastructure pay for its restoration”.
The conversion of chunks of spaces into pedestrian walkways and cycling lanes by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) was lauded by city residents.
The programme was expected to make it easy for residents to walk or cycle from home to their places of work in the CBD but motorists are already making it a nightmare.
Currently, there is a struggle for parking space within the city centre as hundreds of parking slots have been replaced by the walkways.
As a result, motorists are shamelessly parking along the beautiful walkways and inconveniencing pedestrians and cyclists.
Members of the public called on Badi to swing in full action against the impunity.
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