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Court declines to suspend 50pc rise in car insurance

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Justice Anthony Mrima, instead certified the case filed by the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) as urgent and directed parties to appear for directions next week.

KHRC argues that the planned increase of premiums is illegal because there was no public participation.

The lobby group has further accused the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) of failing to protect the public and policyholders from such an increase.

Lawyer Kelly Malenya for KHRC told Justice Mrima that a number of insurance companies have announced an increase of up to 50 percent of premiums this January, for motor-vehicle comprehensive cover.

He further said some of the underwriters have announced that they will not offer a comprehensive insurance cover for motor vehicles which are older than 12 years or with a value of less than Sh600,000.

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He submitted that considering the mandatory nature of motor vehicle insurance, the planned increase is discriminatory, unjustified and illegal.

“The said actions also amount to a violation of consumer rights and are punitive, insensitive, and oppressive,” he said.

The commission is seeking a declaration that the increase of premiums without public participation is illegal, null, and void.

Mr. Malenya said ordinarily premiums for the comprehensive cover are tabulated using a definite formula, which is 4 percent of the value of the motor vehicle.

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UK firm to build a new city worth Sh29B next to Nairobi CBD

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Plans to upgrade Nairobi Central Railway Station have begun after Kenya made a deal with the United Kingdom to modernize the station.

January 18 the UK High Commissioner to Kenya shared design plans for the new railway station, terming it as one of her favourite projects in Kenya.

Atkins Global UK-based firm is behind the new Nairobi Central Railway Station design as well as the larger Railway City project which is expected to cost Sh29 billion.

“UK firm Atkins Global has been appointed to design Nairobi’s new Central Train Station and associated public realm, which will provide the centerpiece of Nairobi Railway City,” said UK’s Minister for Africa.

Railway City will take up the land surrounded by Haile Selassie Avenue, Uhuru Highway and Bunyala Road.

The new Railway City is expected to reduce congestion in the CBD and expand Kenya’s capital by building mixed-use commercial developments, hotels and intermodal facilities.

The project will be implemented in phases for 20 years, with the first phase expected to be complete by 2030.

Matatus currently operating around Kenya Railways Central Station will be removed by end of this month. This will facilitate works on Nairobi Railway City,” 

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KENHA Demolishes about 300 kiosks built on road reserve in Homa Bay.

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Kenya National Highways Authority demolished 300 kiosks to give way for the expansion of the road.

Local traders in Kendu Bay old Town, Karachuonyo Constituency, Homa Bay County have suffered heavy losses.

They demolished the kiosks because the traders were accused of encroaching the road reserve where they constructed their Kiosks for business activities.

The traders expressed concern that their business structures had been torn down without a word of warning from the authority.

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They asked the Homa Bay County government to intervene so they could find an alternative site at which to carry out their business activities.

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