The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has directed that all second-hand vehicles imported from Japan, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Africa must be accompanied by roadworthiness certificates.
In a notice by the agency on Tuesday, November 15, KEBS indicated that the certificates will be a requirement before the vehicles are registered and allowed to ply Kenyan roads.
Additionally, all the certificates accompanying the vehicles should have been issued earlier than 2015. The certificates are to be issued by the Quality Inspection Services Inc. Japan.
Further, all vehicles issued with such certificates must arrive at the Port of destination or entry by December 31, 2022.
KEBS further indicates that any vehicle registered in 2015 or earlier, arriving after December 31, 2022, will be deemed not compliant with KS 1515.2000 and shall be rejected at the importer’s expense.