in

Motor Vehicle Registration Remains On Suspension In NTSA System Audit For Another Week

NTSA Director General Francis Mejja. [IMAGE/ COURTESY]

It is a fortnight since the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) suspended vehicle registration for system audit in connection to Dusit D2 attack.

The exercise was halted in a bid to clean the system, which was marred with a scandal of duplicate number plates for different cars.

The issue became serious during the Dusit D2 terror attack where it was discovered that the car used in the attack had duplicate number plate (KCN 340E), from NTSA.

The suspension has affected several car dealer businesses as well as issuance of driving licences and renewal of road service licences.

The authority has been on the spot due to some discrepancies, corruption and slow services.

For instance, the issue of digital licenses has been on pilot for the last one year with only approximately 3,000 licenses of the 400,000 cards supplied, having being issued.

NTSA is also said to be unable meet its obligations, evidenced from its inability to pay its creditors whose debts stand at approximately Ksh500 million.

“The financial management of the Authority is seriously challenged and further burdened by various
unnecessary procurement,” says an inside source.

Read: How NTSA Top Managers Risk The Security Of This Country through Fraud

Currently, NTSA has over 150 idle employees without specific duties after having been removed from conducting operations following a presidential directive.

On January 30, the police and intelligence officers NTSA offices in Upper Hill and arrested top executives led by Director of Registration and Licensing, Jacklin Githinji.

The investigations on fake registration just happened after the attack with police officers previously ignoring complains of fake registration of vehicles.

Earlier reports had indicated the possibility of a cartel within NTSA that gives motorbike registrations to dealers at a cost of Ksh1,000.

It would be impossible to trace a motorcycle causing accident as they are not registered to individual owners but to dealers who don’t keep records and have no capacity to follow up on errant owners.

Email your news TIPS to news@kahawatungu.com or WhatsApp +254708677607. You can also find us on Telegram through www.t.me/kahawatungu

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments

lilian muli

Lilian Muli Reveals Why She Reunited With ‘Community Husband’ Nevaton

samuel tonui, nakuru county

Nakuru County Deputy Speaker Awarded Ksh200,000 For Unlawful Impeachment