Kenyan cars to have a Third License Sticker from July 1st


NTSA (National Transport and Safety Authority) has introduced a Third License Sticker that will be mandatory for newly registered vehicles, both new and used, from July 1st 2017.

The Third License Sticker is a security feature and will contain details such as:

  • Motor vehicles registration
  • Ownership details
  • Chassis number
  • Car make and model
  • Car registration number

According to NTSA, its implementation will prevent the interchanging of number plates. The Police will also apparently have scanners that will be able to read the details of the vehicles in the Third License Sticker.

To prevent tampering, the sticker will be automatically destroyed if anyone tries to remove it after it is placed on a car windshield.

The sticker will cost Ksh. 700. Application for the sticker will be on the NTSA TIMS website.

NTSA have intimated that they will share in due course how already registered cars will get the sticker.


NTSA has shared additional information on the Third License Sticker.

The implementation of the sticker will be in three phases:

1. Phase One: Issuance of the third licence sticker to all New and Second Hand Motor Vehicle Registrations with effect from 1st July, 2017.

2. Phase Two: Issuance of the third licence sticker to all vehicles that will undergo motor vehicle inspection from January 2018.

3. Phase Three: Collaborate with the insurance industry to facilitate acquisition of the stickers by the private motorists while they renew their motor vehicle insurances. The date of implementation will be announced in due course.

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