Kenya to have car number plates with data chips

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Kenyan will launch car number plates with data chips by the end of this year according to Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau.

Kamau said the number plates will be fitted with a micro chip that will hold the personal information details of the car owner. The micro chip will also be fitted on the windscreen making it futile for criminals to change car plates when they commit crimes. The new technology will be a must for all vehicles.

The standard number plates will cost Ksh. 2,000 while those seeking personalised number plates will pay Ksh. 1 million, but said this could be reviewed upwards.

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