According to section 30(1) of Traffic Act, no person shall drive a motor vehicle unless they hold a valid driving licence or a provisional licence endorsed in respect of the class of the vehicle.
This simply means that to drive a car or anything else on the road in form of a vehicle, you must be a licensed driver otherwise you will be facing arrest and subsequent charges for breaking rules.
Penalties for driving without license
In case you are arrested driving without a valid driving licence or a provisional license then you face either of these or both at the same time;
- Ksh. 20,000 fine
- Prison for 3 months if it is your first conviction
- Ksh. 30,000 or 6 months in prison or both if it is a subsequent conviction.
Conditions for acquiring driving licence
According to section 33 of the Traffic Act, a driving licence can only be given to;
- A person of 18 years and above
- A person of 16 years and above for driving a motorcycle
- Public Service Vehicle driver must be 24 years and above.
- You must pass driving test
- Should not have any physical disability that can put life in danger
- Must be able to read a vehicle identification plate number at a distance of 25 meters with or without glasses.
Applying for Provisional Driving licence
- Visit NTSA portal https://Tim’s.ntsa.go.ke
- Then select driving license
- Select Provisional Driving licence
- You foll in the details as they appear
- Pay the required amount and download the license.
Getting the real Driving licence
- Visit NTSA portal
- Select driving licence
- Select apply for smart driving licence
- Fill in your details as they are asked
- Pay the required amount
- Visit NTSA office with the payment invoice and a passport size photo to pick your driving license.