Kenyan number plates to be fitted with electronic chips

Kenyan number plates to be fitted with electronic chips

The Kenyan government has to install vehicle registration plates with security features such as microchips, which will be engraved on vehicles’ windscreens, engines and chassis

It is expected the security enhanced number plates will help to curb car theft in the country.

This is according to cabinet secretary for transport Michael Kamau, who said during a tour of the Kamiti Maximum Prisons the prisons department had bought new machines worth KSh15 million (US$173,000) from Germany specifically for the project, which are expected to be in the country by next month.

“This move is part of the ongoing road safety campaigns that contributed to the reduction of road carnage,” said Kamau, who was on a familiarisation tour of the manufacturing facility at Kamiti.

“Be informed that every time you change your engine, you will be required to change the registration number or else you will be arrested,” said Kamau.

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