List: Instant fines for minor traffic offences in Kenya


Traffic police. Photo/COURTESY
Traffic police. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Failure to carry fire extinguisher and fire kits Ksh.2000
  • Failure by driver to obey instructions given by a police officer in uniform verbally or by signal Ksh.3000
  • Failure to stop when required to do so by a police officer in uniform Ksh.5000

The Government on Wednesday ordered traffic offenders pay instant fines for minor offences, a directive that takes effect within the next 30 days.

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Below is a list of some of the offences and subsequent penalties as per the Kenya Gazette Supplement No.165:

  • Driving without identification plates affixed or plates not fixed in the prescribed manner Ksh.10,000
  • Driver using a mobile phone while vehicle is in motion Ksh.2000
  • Passenger alighting at an unauthorised bus stop Ksh.1000
  • Driver picking up passenger at an unauthorised bus stop Ksh.3000
  • Failure to carry fire extinguisher and fire kits Ksh.2000
  • Driving a vehicle without valid inspection certificate Ksh.10,000
  • Driving without a valid drivers endorsement in respect of the class of the vehicle Ksh.3000
  • Failure to renew drivers license Ksh.1000
  • Driving a PSV while being unqualified Ksh.5000
  • Failure to carry and produce drivers license on demand Ksh.1000
  • Exceeding speed limit Ksh.500-10,000 (depending on the Kph warning)
  • Driving through a pavement or pedestrian walkway Ksh.5000
  • Failure by driver to obey instructions given by a police officer in uniform verbally or by signal Ksh.3000
  • Failure to stop when required to do so by a police officer in uniform Ksh.5000
  • Causing obstruction by allowing vehicle to remain in any position on the road inconveniencing other motorists Ksh.10,000
  • Driver of a motorcycle carrying more than one passenger Ksh.1000

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