The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) refuted claims of increasing charges for motorists applying for the new generation number plates by a 25 per cent margin.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, May 31, the authority reiterated that the price was maintained at Ksh3,050.
Initially, speculations surfaced online that the prices increased from Ksh3,050 to Ksh3,750, with a section of motorists lamenting why they had to pay extra charges to access the service.
"I note that NTSA has increased the cost of new reflective number plates from Ksh3,050 to Ksh3,750. More than 25 per cent increase," read some comments online.
NTSA also pointed out that the application for the electronic chip sticker (e-sticker) costs Ksh700. Motorists are required to obtain the e-sticker that confirms the identification and authentication of vehicle ownership.
E-sticker has information regarding the vehicle in electronic format, such as chassis number, car make, registration number and motor vehicle ownership. It's placed on the left inner side of the windscreen.
The device assists the government in identifying the number of vehicles in the country and detecting stolen cars through various checkpoints and automated statistics on traffic volume.
New Number Plates
Acquiring new number plates only takes seven days, according to NTSA.
The nine-step process includes visiting NTSA's official website and selecting vehicle registration.
Click Apply for reflective plates and select the vehicle you are applying the plates for from the entire list.
Select the reason for applying on the next tab, which is new generation plates.
Select the preferred method of receiving communication from NTSA regarding the status of the new number plate application, either text or email.
Choose the number plate format, either square or oblong.
To enable NTSA to process the new generation number plates, upload the original logbooks and old front and rear plates in PDF format.
Indicate the collection centre and the National Identification Number (ID) of the person collecting the new generation number plate.
After indicating the collection points, NTSA online system will prompt them to pay Ksh3,050.
Once done, NTSA will send a text message indicating when the new generation number plate will be ready.
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