Kenya launches new generation vehicle number plates

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Authorities in Kenya have unveiled a new generation motor vehicle registration plates to deal with forgery, duplication and the swapping of plates.

The new number plates will have unique serial numbers and other inbuilt security features to enable the tracing of vehicle ownership.

It will also ensure due taxes are paid on vehicles imported in the country.

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“Commissioning of the new generation number plates marks a historic moment in securitising vehicle registration by eliminating loopholes exploited by financial fraudsters and unscrupulous motor vehicle importers,” Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said at the launch.

Car owners will pay $25 (£21) to obtain the new plates which can be acquired from October.

The government aims to change plates belonging to 4.8 million vehicles within the next one year.

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