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NTSA suspends issuance of digital driving licenses

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NTSA Driving License: The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended issuance of digital driving licences, driving tests and motor vehicle inspection services  in Kenya,

This suspension is part of the measures that the government is taking to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The first case of the Covid 19 virus was first confirmed in Kenya on Friday. It was followed up with two more confirmations on Sunday. the confirmation of the two new cases on Sunday saw the country go on a partial lock-down.

In a public notice Monday, the NTSA said that motorists who had already applied for the licences will also not be able to collect their smart driving licences, during the suspension period.

The suspension comes amidst the rush to beat the July 1 deadline that was set as the date by which all motorists should acquire the new digital licenses.

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“We wish to inform the public that in line with the directives of the national emergency and response committee on Coronavirus that effective Monday March 16, 2020, all current smart driving licence bookings have been rescheduled,” said the agency in a notice Monday.

“Collection of logbooks, PSV badges, number plates, smart driving licence, driver testing and motor vehicle inspection have been suspended until further notice.”

The NTSA indicated that a notification will be sent out to those who had booked the smart driving licence online and are awaiting the service on when to visit. NTSA Driving License.

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