By George Kithuka
Kenyans will wait a little longer for the much anticipated new generation number plates that are expected to reduce cases of fraudulent registration of motor vehicles.
This is due to, among others, an ongoing case challenging the tendering process for the new digital number plates.
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) plans to roll out from September this year a third authenticator, which is a tamper free digital gadget to be fixed on the windscreen of vehicles with its details to make it difficult for fraudulent registration.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General, John Njiraini, says KRA has always encountered challenges in combating the crime but will work with other agencies such as NTSA to arrest the vice.
The country has over the years lost billions of shillings through fraudulent registration of motor vehicles with unsuspecting buyers equally losing billions of shillings after buying fraudulently registered vehicles.