NTSA Misses Car details

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Tuesday notified members of the public that registration details of some vehicles were missing from their system.

NTSA asked the owners of the listed vehicles to present them for inspection and all owners were asked to present: ​

The original and copy of the Certificate of Registration (Logbook) -Importation documents -National ID and KRA PIN certificate -Any other document to prove ownership

Transactions on the listed vehicles was also halted and owners were asked to complete the inspection process by June 5, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, several NTSA officials were arrested in probe on car used by terrorists during DusitD2 attack which the detectives believed was irregularly registered. Controversies around registration of the vehicle came to the limelight after another light blue Toyota Ractis car with registration number KCN 340E was found at an apartment in Kitengela, Kajiado county.

At least 70 NTSA employees were questioned by police investigating the Dusit Hotel terror attack. Twenty-one people died in the January 15 attack. Two clerks and a section head of the motor vehicle registration department were arrested yesterday by officers from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit and the Anti-Terror Police Unit.

Police also carried files and computers for analysis by the Cyber Crime Unit of the DCI. Police said that one of the number plates is either fake or was issued fraudulently.

The NTSA headquarters in Nairobi’s Upper Hill remained closed for the better part of the day.

The arrests and possible prosecution of the NTSA staff come weeks after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that registration of vehicles will now fall under the Interior ministry. The NTSA was previously under the Ministry of Transport.