According to an internal memo by the Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, NTSA had on May 10 started to enforce the Traffic Act on the inspection of vehicles.
Director of Administration at the ministry Paul Famba issued a memo to all heads of departments saying NTSA will enforce Section 16 (2) of the Traffic Act that requires inspection of every vehicle above four years from the date of manufacture regardless of ownership.
“The Act specifically provides that every vehicle more than four years old from the recorded date of manufacture shall be subjected to inspection by the motor vehicle inspection unit,” the memo dated May 10 said.
The years are calculated from the date of manufacture. This implies that the NTSA may have to carry out inspection on an estimated 3.2 million vehicles that ply Kenyan roads. How this is going to happen remains unknown.
According to NTSA, a motorcycle costs Sh. 1,300, three wheelers and vehicles up to 3000cc Sh. 2,600, vehicles over 3000cc Sh. 3,900, trailers up to five tonnes Sh. 2,000, trailers over five tonnes and heavy commercial vehicles Sh. 4,600.