Age limit for second-hand cars imported to Kenya drops to 5yrs starting July


Age limit for second-hand cars imported to Kenya drops to 5yrs starting July

In Summary

  • Munya also said that the age cap will be on a reducing basis so that by the year 2022, only brand new vehicles will be allowed on the roads.
  • The government is pushing for the manufacture of new vehicles in Kenya and they seek to achieve this with the introduction of the new law.

The age limit for second-hand cars imported to Kenya is now set to drop from 8 to 5 years starting July.

This will particularly affect vehicles whose engine capacity is more than 1500cc.

According to the Trade and Industry CS Peter Munya, individuals who want vehicles with bigger engine capacity will have to pay more to acquire the newer 5 year old vehicles.

Munya also said that the age cap will be on a reducing basis so that by the year 2022, only brand new vehicles will be allowed on the roads.

The government is pushing for the manufacture of new vehicles in Kenya and they seek to achieve this with the introduction of the new law.

“We believe that people who can get vehicles above 1500cc are of people who can afford it, otherwise if you cannot afford it you have an option of importing a smaller car,” said CS Munya.

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