Pursuant to the provision of KS 1515:2000 - Kenya Standard Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles and Legal Notice No. 78 of 15th July 2005 –The Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order, we wish to notify all importers of used/second hand motor vehicles including returning residents, diplomatic staff and the general public that only motor vehicles whose Year of First Registration is from 1st January 2008 and later shall be allowed into the country as from 1st January 2015.
Vehicles that are exported from countries where KEBS has pre –export verification of conformity arrangements with partners for motor vehicles shall also need to be accompanied by Certificates of Roadworthiness issued in the countries of export (country of supply) by any of the KEBS appointed partners.
It is further notified that Certificates of Roadworthiness for vehicles whose year of first registration is 2007 will not be valid after 31st December, 2014. All vehicles issued with such certificates must have arrived at the Port of Entry by 31st December 2014. Any 2007 model vehicles arriving after 31st December 2014 will be deemed not complying with KS1515:2000 and shall be rejected at the port of entry at the importer’s expense.
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