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More pain as NTSA increases vehicle registration and inspection fees

National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) proposes an increase of vehicle registration and inspection fees.

Motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets for services from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) if proposal to increase its service fees is approved.

NTSA on Monday unveiled the second draft of the Financial Sustainability Study for National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) which proposed doubling motorvehicle inspection fees for cars below 3000CC from Ksh1,000 to Ksh2,000.

Those owning vehicles above 3000CC will see their fees increased from Ksh1,000 to Ksh2,500.

The cost of motor vehicle registration has also been proposed to go up by 100%.

Registration of vehicles below 1000cc will move from Ksh.1700 to Ksh.3400 while those 3001 and above cc will pay Ksh.16,600 up from Ksh.8,300. 

In addition, road service licenses for public service vehicles as a road license for a PSV with between 6-8 passengers moves from Ksh.2,700 to Ksh.5,400 with that of PSV with 26 passengers rise to Ksh.8400. 

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If the proposals by NTSA are adopted, it will cost you 3900% more to change the particulars of the colour of your vehicle from Ksh.500 shillings to Ksh.20,000 while the transfer of ownership for motor vehicles not exceeding 1000cc will cost you five fold from Ksh.1,660 to Ksh.10,000. 

The transfer of ownership of other vehicles will go up by 100%.

The renewal of licenses for motor vehicle dealers is also proposed to go up. 

For a second hand motor vehicle dealers license, you will pay Ksh.100,000 up from between Ksh.4200 and Ksh.9600 which is an increment of over 2200% 

Speaking to the press, NTSA board member Paul Posh justified the increase explaining that the reviews were long overdue, some of which remained unchanged for 10 years. 

He further noted that the increase is expected to boost NTSA revenue by hitting the Ksh500 million mark.

“Our proposed financial improvement in terms of capacity is a long-term improvement because the rates that we have have not been reviewed for the last 10 years. Services have been increasing yet the rates have remained constant. That is why we have asked that we adjust,” he stated.

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