IMPORTERS OF USED MOTOR VEHICLES
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; Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order, we wish to inform all importers of used motor vehicles including returning residents, diplomatic staff and the general public that in observance of the 8 (eight) year requirement, only Right Hand Drive (RHD) motor vehicles whose Year of First Registration is from 1st January 2007 and later shall be allowed into the country as from 1st January 2014.
Vehicles that are exported from Japan, UK, UAE Singapore or South Africa shall also be accompanied by a Certificate of Roadworthiness issued in the country of export (country of supply) by KEBS appointed inspection bodies.
It is further advised that Certificates of Roadworthiness for vehicles whose year of first registration is 2006 will not be valid after 31st December, 2013. All vehicles issued with such certificates must have arrived at the Port of Destination/Entry point by 31st December 2013. Any 2006 model vehicle arriving after that date will be deemed not complying with KS1515:2000 and shall be rejected at the importer’s expense.