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Kenya urges East African countries to enforce Axle Load law

The East African Community Vehicle Load Control Act was passed into law in December 2015 and gazetted in 2016.

Kenya has called upon the member countries of the East African Community to enforce the axle load law.

The appeal comes as part of KeNHA’s ongoing commitment to enhancing road safety, preserving road quality and promoting efficient transportation systems within the region.

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“We are using East Africa Vehicle Load Control Act to charge the vehicles that are overloaded. Kenya is actually one of the countries taking this so seriously with the help of KeNHA. We urge all member countries to enforce this so that we do not compromise our roads,” notes Webuye Weighbridge Manager Antony Aluoch

According to Aluoch, most vehicles coming from outside the country do not comply with the prescribed weight limits. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that the law is implemented in all EAC countries.

The East African Community Vehicle Load Control Act was passed into law in December 2015 and gazetted in 2016.

The law mandates that “all vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes must be weighed at weigh-bridges, and any transporter who bypasses, absconds, or evades a weighing station is liable to prosecution.”

The law sets the maximum axle load at 56 tonnes.

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