The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has unveiled a vehicle inspection service on its portal, a fortnight after publishing proposed fees for all motorists who own vehicles older than four years since their assembly date.
For vehicles above 3000cc, the owners will pay Ksh 2,500, trailers under 5 tonnes (Ksh 2,000), and trailers above 5 tonnes (Ksh2,500) while inspection of heavy commercial vehicles less than 5 tons will cost Ksh 3,000.
Inspection of heavy commercial vehicles above 5 tons will cost Ksh 3,500 while an inspection report for accident vehicles will go for Ksh 1,500.
How To Use Service
According to NTSA, motorists will be required to log in to its online page –  
After checking into the portal, a dialogue box will pop up on “forgot password,” “get a new password” then Login to access new registration, annual and change of particular inspection services. 
Upon completion of the inspection process, a notification will be sent to the number provided on Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS). 
Lastly, log in to the TIMS account to download the inspection report.
The services, however, comes with a new proposed fees where owners of motorcycles and three-wheelers will part with Ksh 500 inspection fees every two years while those who own vehicles below 3000cc will be charged Ksh 2,000 each.
“All private vehicles which are more than four years old from the recorded date of manufacture shall undergo a motor vehicle inspection test after every two years.
“Provided that all private vehicles imported to the country shall be exempt from the requirement of inspection for two years from the date of registration in Kenya provided that they have been inspected prior to importation by the Kenya Bureau of Standards or their agents,” read the regulations in part.
All vehicles involved in an accident may be subjected to a motor vehicle inspection test while salvage vehicles shall undergo a salvage motor vehicle inspection after the necessary repairs and upgrades have been carried out, which will be followed by an annual periodic inspection thereafter.
Those that undergo any changes in the length, height, width, maximum payload, vehicle color, engine swap, and other major structural or mechanical changes shall also be subject to a modification inspection.
The new measures came into force after President Uhuru Kenyatta on June 22, assented to the Traffic Amendment Bill 2021 to streamline traffic laws,including penalties for lawbreakers.