Kenyan motorists will pay Sh. 3,000 to replace their old number plates with the newly launched digital number plates.
Following the launch of the new plates, the government has given motorists eighteen months to replace their old plates with the new ones.
According to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, the plates that shall be fixed to vehicles imported to the country at the point of entry will be synchronised with KRA systems to help rid cases of tax evasion in car selling business.
“The capability allows us to change to the country’s 4.8 million vehicles to the new generation plates but that has been extended to a period of 18 months. When the NTSA team calls on Kenyans to change the plates, let us obey and get it done within those 18 months,” he said.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the new plates will cover 12 category of vehicles in line with the legal notice 62 of 2016 and allow ease of monitoring vehicles coming into the country that ranks as a major transit hub in the region.
“They form a basis for tracking and monitoring vehicles in the country which have risen significantly from 3.2 million last year to 4.8 million this year,” said Mucheru.