The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has urged drivers who received have received SMS notifications on the collection of the new-generation number plates to collect the new number plates.
According to NTSA, on Wednesday 15th, the number plates should be collected at the centers where applicants are selected during the application process.
“We humbly request motor vehicle owners who have received SMS notifications on a collection of reflective number plates to visit the centers they identified during the application process,” read part of the update.
Last week, NTSA also asked motorists to collect smart driving licenses. The authority has been pushing for all motorists to migrate from the old number plates to reflective and digital ones with more features.
In a move to speed up the issuance of the new-generation number plates, NTSA increased its operating hours which saw them operate from 7.30 am to 6 pm on weekdays from the previous 8 am-5 pm schedule.
The shift from the normal operation hours is to give ample time to vehicle owners to pick up their number plates and driving licenses. The authority will also be able to process the documents faster, according to the Transport Ministry.
“We humbly request motor vehicle owners who have received SMS notifications on a collection of reflective number plates to visit the centers they identified during the application process,” the authority noted.
2022, the plates were introduced in 2022 by the Ministries of Transport and Interior, then under Cabinet Secretaries Michael Kamau and Fred Matiang’i, respectively. With the new plates, the application process is done through the NTSA portal and costs KES 3050 motorists get to choose between square and oblong shapes.