Gov't orders all vehicle, motorcyle dealers to undergo fresh NTSA licensing

Gov't orders all vehicle, motorcyle dealers to undergo fresh NTSA licensing

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  • In a statement issued on Friday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i said the dealers have to undertake fresh licensing by April 1, 2022.

The government has directed all vehicle and motorcycle dealers operating in the country to undergo fresh licensing by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

In a statement issued on Friday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i said the dealers have to undertake fresh licensing by April 1, 2022.

Dealers who qualify will be issued with digital licensing cards. Existing licenses will stand revoked at the expiry of the period,” said Dr. Matiang’i.

The directive recommendations by an Inter-Agency Team drawn from the Transport and Security sectors that was earlier established to revalidate all motor vehicle/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,” added the CS.

All Container Freight Stations dealing in motor vehicles and towing services providers must surrender red KG plates and replace them with digital green KC and KT plates respectively by April 1st, 2022.

CS Matiang’i further noted that all X- number plates stand nullified.

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