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Beware, the Kenya Forum has learnt that the police are starting ‘Operation Velvet’ today in a week-long campaign that will involve pulling over motorists to check all documents, lights and indicators, and that cars are carrying first aid kits and fire extinguishers. Those motorists who do not comply will be taken to court.

So, either get all these accoutrements  for your car, or don’t travel by car, or perhaps carrying “something small” in your pocket!


Here is the  new list of minor traffic offences and fines offenders may have to pay if they get caught.

  1. Driving a vehicle that does have identification plates affixed or if they’ve been placed incorrectly – Ksh. 10,000
  2. Driving on or through a pedestrian walkway or pavement – Ksh. 5,000
  3. Causing obstruction on the road with your vehicle in a manner that inconveniences other motorists or prevents flow of traffic – Ksh. 10,000

4.Failure of a driver to obey traffic signs – Ksh. 3,000

  1. Failure of a driver to stop when asked to do so by a police officer in uniform – Ksh. 5,000
  2. Driving without a valid driving licence that corresponds to the class of the vehicle being driven – Ksh. 7,000

7.Failure to renew a driving licence -Ksh. 1,000

  1. Failure to produce a driving licence on demand – Ksh. 1,000

9.Driving while using a mobile phone – Ksh. 2,000

10.Learner failing to exhibit ‘L’ plates on front and rear of the vehicle – Ksh. 1,000

  1. Failure of a vehicle to carry lifesavers – Ksh. 2,000
  2. Failure to display lifesavers in the case where any part of the vehicle remains on the road in a position to obstruct or cause obstruction – Ksh. 3,000
  3. Failure of vehicle to have seat belts – Ksh. 10,000 for every seat that doesn’t have a seat belt or if the the seat belts are not of the proper standard.
  4. Failure to wear a seat belt while the vehicle is in motion -Ksh. 500
  5. Driving a PSV while being unqualified -Ksh. 7,000
  6. The driver of the PSV who lets an unauthorized person drive – Ksh. 5,000
  7. An unlicensed individual acting as the conductor or driver of the PSV – Ksh. 5,000
  8. PSV picking and dropping passengers at areas that are not the designated bus stops – Ksh. 1,000
  9. Failure to fit prescribed speed governors in vehicles – Ksh. 10,000
  10. Travelling with a part of the body outside a moving vehicle – Ksh. 1,000
  11. Touting – Ksh. 3,000
  12. Motorcycle rider riding without protective gear -Ksh. 1,000
  13. Motorcycle passenger riding without protective gear – Ksh. 1,000
  14. Rider of a motorcycle carrying more than one passenger – Ksh. 1,000
  15. Failure to keep seat belts in a clean and wearable condition – Ksh. 500


For speeding, the fines are as follows:

Exceeding the speed limit as prescribed to the class of the vehicle by;

  • 1-5 kph: Ksh. 500
  • 6-10 kph: Ksh. 3,000
  • 11-15 kph: Ksh. 6,000
  • 16-20 kph: Ksh. 10,000

Exceeding the speed limit shown on a traffic sign by;

  • 1-5 kph: Ksh. 500
  • 6-10 kph: Ksh. 3,000
  • 11-15 kph: Ksh. 6,000
  • 16-20 kph: Ksh. 10,000

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