Tag: Transport

Driving licence categories in Kenya

Driving licence categories in Kenya

A driving licence is issued as an authority to allow a person to drive a motor vehicle of any class on a road. No person shall be allowed to drive a motor vehicle on road unless he is the holder of a valid driving licence or a provisional licence endorsed ...

How to apply for a Smart Driving Licence in Kenya

How to apply for a Smart Driving Licence in Kenya

The National Transport and Safety Board (NTSA) started rolling out the new generation smart driving licences in March 2018. The new digital driving licences are a replacement of the colonial era red booklet that has been issued to Kenyan drivers over the last century. Commonly referred to Smart DL, the ...

How to transfer vehicle ownership (logbook) in Kenya

How to transfer vehicle ownership (logbook) in Kenya

It’s evident that the government is shifting to a digital platform, allowing Kenyans to access government services from anywhere and at any time. In line with this vision, National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) launched the Transport Integrated Management Systems (TIMS), a platform that offers several services among them transfer ...

Your rights when stopped by traffic police

Your rights when stopped by traffic police

The Kenya National Police Service is ranked as the most corrupt institution in the country, and bribery is reported to be the only way to access the police and expedite services. Half of all Kenyans who have come into contact with the police, have paid a bribe. The police also ...

The best taxi services in Kenya

The best taxi services in Kenya

Taxi services are becoming an integral part of the transport sector as they offer quick, personalized and comfy services that lack in the public transport. In  Kenya today, there are many taxi companies that have popped up to take the slice of this lucrative sub-sector. Thanks to the ever evolving ...

Instant fines for minor traffic offences in Kenya

Instant fines for minor traffic offences in Kenya

Instant fines for minor traffic offences were necessitated by the need to curb corruption in the traffic department of the police service, speed up cases and bring sanity on Kenyan roads. Instant fines are imposed by traffic police officers at the point of the offence. They target motorists and passengers ...

Nairobi matatu route numbers and stages

Nairobi matatu route numbers and stages

Ever been stranded in Nairobi CBD looking for a matatu to take you to your destination, but either you don't know the matatu route number or the place to pick it from? Each matatu ply set routes and has a specific route number to identify its destination. Matatus within Nairobi ...

How to buy SGR (Makadara Express) tickets

How to buy SGR (Makadara Express) tickets

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) connects the large Indian Ocean city of Mombasa with Nairobi, the country's capital and largest city. This SGR runs parallel to the defunct narrow-gauge Uganda Railway that was completed in 1901 under British colonial rule. The East African Railway Master Plan provides for the Mombasa–Nairobi ...

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