In order to deter theft and criminal activity, Kenyans would have to fork up Ksh3,000 to switch from their current motor vehicle number plates to the new digital ones.
At the GSU Recce unit Headquarters in Ruiru, Nairobi, on Tuesday, August 30, the new number plates were launched. The digital plates, which adhere to the 2016 Traffic Act Amendment, were also presented at this time.
While certain security measures will be apparent to the unaided eye, others will be available exclusively to law enforcement organizations.
Fred Matiang’i, cabinet secretary for the interior of the country, has mandated that all license plates be updated within 18 months.
Matiang’i emphasised on the need of exercise and advised all drivers to swap out their license plates by the deadlines set.
He also said that the digital license plates will be linked up with the KRA’s databases to catch tax evading dealerships.