The Kenya Revenue Authority wishes to remind the public that, pursuant to the Traffic Act Cap 403 Section 9(1) and the Second Hand MotorVehicle Purchase Tax Act Cap 483, it is unlawful to use a motor vehicle or keep it in one’s possession for more than 14 days after the transfer date without effecting the registration into the new owner’s name after payment of the mandatory fees.

Members of the public are therefore notified that with immediate effect Kenya Revenue Authority will:

  • Not renew Road Licences for PSV, Commercial or Private Vehicles whose owners are not legally registered.
  • Start penalizing all late transfers.


Commissioner of Motor Vehicles

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