All motor vehicle and motorcycle dealers in Kenya must apply for new licenses from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) no later than April 1, 2022, says Cs Fred Matiang’i.
In a statement sent to newsrooms on Friday, January 28, the CS explained that dealers who qualify will be issued with new digital licensing cards.
Further, the Interior CS stated that existing licenses will be revoked at the expiry of the period that the government has announced.
CS Matiang’i has said that all red KG license plates must be surrendered to the NTSA and be replaced by digital green plates by April 1, 2022.
The CS also stated that all container freight stations dealing in motor vehicles and towing services providers have to surrender red KG plates and replace them with digital green KC and KT plates by April 1, 2022.
According to the CS, the registration and the management of motor vehicles’ records are critical in facilitating legal ownership and the documentation of relevant transactions. It also impacts the economy and the security of our nation.
He further stated that the decision was reached after the government established an Inter-Agency team drawn from the transport and security sectors to revalidate all motor vehicle and motorcycle dealers, manufacturers, repairers of motor vehicles and tow truck owners.
“The Inter-Agency Team has recommended a digital register of all motor vehicle dealerships in the country and the replacement of the red Kenya Garage (KG) plates with KC (Container Freight Stations), and KT (Kenya Towing) and green KG plates,” the statement read in part.
The new set of plates are “KC” for container freight stations, “KG” for garages and “KT” for towing companies. The new plates are white in colour on a light green background, resembling those initially used by the Municipal Councils.