Crackdown on motorists using unauthorized number plates enters day 3

[Photo: Youth Village Kenya]

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) together with the national police, fire into day three of cracking down on motorists using unauthorized vehicle number plates.

A total of 153 vehicles were Tuesday impounded in Nairobi county with the operations planned to continue till the end of the week. 

The crackdown took place in areas of Langata, Dagoreti, Kasarani ,Kayole, Embakasi and Starehe.

Commissioner of Police Duncan Ochieng said the operation will continue up to Friday and possibly to the end of this month.

Most vehicles on our roads are not compliant. Those not following the law will be arrested and taken to court,” said Ochieng.

He said, the police will be checking road service licences, insurance, observance of the Covid-19 measures and other traffic violations.

Ochieng further warned motorists ignoring the use of official plates to make their vehicles look fancy, “That is what we want to avoid because it is illegal, the vehicles have the original number plate.

In 2020, NTSA issued warning orders against the use of fake number plates that were not of prescribed design. 

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