How to Apply for NTSA's New Digital Number Plates

  • From left, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Transport CS James Macharia and Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiangi (centre) during the commissioning of new generation number plates
    From left: Former CSs Joe Mucheru, James Macharia and Fred Matiang'i during the commissioning of new generation number plates.
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  • Former Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, during his final days in office, launched new digital number plates in collaboration with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

    Since the announcement on August 30, 2022, many questions were raised on the process and transition from the old to new digital plates. 

    The government, while clarifying the matter, pointed out that the exercise would be mandatory for all motorists to change within 18 months. 

    CS Fred Matiang'i second from right commissioning the new digital number plates in Nairobi on August 30, 2022
    CS Fred Matiang'i second from right commissioning the new digital number plates in Nairobi on August 30, 2022
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    Further, Kenyans would part with Ksh3,000 to replace the old number plates. 

    The move targeted all automobiles including motorbikes and three-wheelers, trailers and tractors, both private and government-owned, and those used by diplomats and international organizations. 

    The digital number plates would also be synchronised with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) systems to nab tax cheats and defaulters. 

    The new registration process would commence with the newly registered vehicles from the KDK series and backtrack to the old registered vehicles. 

    How to Apply

    Motorists are advised to access the Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS) through ntsa (dot) go (dot) ke

    Enter your login method, username, password and the security code that will be sent to your phone, and click sign in. 

    Upon logging in, go to the Registration Module and click on Reflective Number Plate menu. 

    Select the vehicle you want to apply the plates for, from the list of vehicles in your account and click on the Next button at the bottom of the screen. 

    Hover over to the Reason for Reflective Plate tab and click on the drop-down arrow.

    Select the New Generation plate and preferred location to pick up the new number plates.

    A text message will be sent when the new number plates will be ready.  

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    An image of some of the Kenyan number plates
    An image of some of the Kenyan number plates used in yester years.
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