The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is working on a new system as part of a crackdown targeting all motorists in Kenya.
The Transport Authority has said that the new system is aimed at providing information regarding vehicles on Kenyan roads.
It turns out that some of the vehicles that had been taken off the road because they were unroadworthy have crept back into the transport sector.
NTSA Director of Registration and Licensing, Christopher Wanjau, explained that some of the unroadworthy vehicles used duplicate number plates to operate undetected.
He further noted that the new system will be upgraded to have all information regarding both Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) and privately-owned vehicles.
“We are going to link all information of PSV and other vehicles to other services including transfer of ownership. Some of the booked vehicles take duplicate number plates and continue to operate.
“If a vehicle should be booked, its next destination should be a garage and not going back to the road,” stated Wanjau.
The director said some of the vehicles that have been operating had failed inspection tests and hadn’t heeded the NTSA directive to undergo repairs before retesting.
“As an organisation, our duty is to ensure all road users comply with the law. We also listen to your concerns and challenges and provide solutions,” added NTSA’s Technical Committee chair, Alice Chesire.