By Chris Ojow
A Kenyan lawyer has challenged the
decision of the Government to raise fees
of acquiring vital documents legally
required by law for a citizen to posses.
In the application filed before High
Court Judge Lawrence Mugambi, the
applicant Fredrick Bikeri is challenging
the orders of the State as punitive and
injustice to the suffering Kenyan
The gazette notices released and dated
November 7 year 2023 reviewed the
charges and fees for various government
documentation and services.
Judge Mugambi issued orders suspending
new charges for passports, marriage
certificate and ID card issuance.
The Judge issued orders following a
petition by filed by another aggrieved
applicant based within Nakuru County
a surgeon Magare Gikenyi.
The petitioner Fredrick Bikeri through
his team of lawyers led by Danstan
Omari stressed that there was no public
participation with major stakeholders
prior to the gazette notices.
In court documents filed before court
the applicant said that the financial
burden imposed by revised charges may
result in a denial of essential
government services to those who are
The Court gave directions after
perusing the application where the Judge
reminded the petitioner that a similar
application was filed and orders
issued, and the newly filed application
by Fredrick Bikeri will be mentioned
on November 29th for more directions.