Customized Number Plates: Motorists in Kenya will e fined Sh. 300,000 or a face a 12 month jail sentence for violating rules on number plates. This is according to new directives that have been issued by the Kenya Police Service.
The directives came as motorists rush to install customized number plates which the authorities have termed as illegal.
“No motor vehicle or trailer registered under this Act or driven under the authority of a general dealer’s licence shall be used on the road unless there is fixed thereto in the prescribed manner the prescribed number of identification plates of the prescribed design and colour on which is inscribed the identification mark of the general dealer’s licence,” Kenya Police said in the directives.
The Kenya Police Service further directed that failure to present a vehicle for inspection upon a request by the police shall attract a fine. The directives state that vehicles due for inspection shall e presented to the police within five days after a police officer makes the request.
“Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this part shall be found guilty of an offence and liable on first conviction to a fine not exceeding Sh. 10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months and on each subsequent conviction to a fine not exceeding Sh. 20,000 or to an imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both,” the statement read.