Fri Jan 12 23:54:59 EAT 2018
In case you imported a vehicle last year and it is still held at the Port of Mombasa, it might be due to a number plate shortage that has affected over 6,000 vehicles.
The Car Importers Association of Kenya has pointed an accusing finger at the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) for the delay in the issuance of number plates. In turn, this has attracted a daily charge of more than 19.4 Million Shillings as storage charges for the vehicles at the Port of Mombasa. Car number plates are made at the Kamiti Maximum Prison and issued by NTSA but the Association has said this has proved inefficient. The Kenya Auto Bazaar Association has also blamed corrupt individuals for this delay saying that importers have had to part to with an average of 4,000 Shillings in bribes to receive a number plate. They have asked NTSA to award private companies the contract to produce number plates.