Instant fines for minor traffic offences in Kenya

Victor Mochere
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Instant fines for minor traffic offences were necessitated by the need to curb corruption in the traffic department of the police service, speed up cases and bring sanity on Kenyan roads. Instant fines are imposed by traffic police officers at the point of the offence. They target motorists and passengers who flout traffic rules.

Here are the instant fines for minor traffic offences in Kenya.

No.Traffic offence Instant fine
1.Driving without identification plates affixed or plates not fixed in the prescribed mannerKsh 10,000
2.Driving a vehicle without a valid inspection certificate inspectedKsh 10,000
3.Driving without a valid driving license endorsement in respect of the class of vehicleKsh 3,000
4.Failure to renew a driving LicenseKsh 1,000
5.Driving a PSV while being unqualifiedKsh 5,000
6.Failing to carry and produce a driving license on demandKsh 1,000
7.Exceeding speed limit prescribed for class of vehicleBy 1-5 kph – Warning
By 6-10 kph – Ksh 500
By 11 -15 kph – Ksh 3,000
By 16-20 kph – 10,000
8.Exceeding speed limit of 50 kph or as prescribed by a traffic signBy 1-5 kph – Warning
By 6-10 kph – Ksh 500
By 11-15 kph – Ksh 3,000
By 16-20 kph – Ksh 10,000
9.Driving on or through a pavement or a pedestrian walkwayKsh 5,000
10.Failure of a driver to obey any directions given, whether verbally or by signal, by a police officer in uniform, in the execution of their dutyKsh 3,000
11.Failure of a driver to conform to the indications given by any traffic signKsh 3,000
12.Failure of a driver to stop when required to do so by a police officer in uniformKsh 5,000
13.Causing obstruction by allowing a vehicle to remain in any position on the road so as to obstructing or causing inconvenience or to other traffic using the roadKsh 10,000
14.Failure to display reflective triangles or lifesavers in cases where any part of the vehicle remains on the road in a position so as to obstructing or causing obstructionKsh 3,000
15.Driver of motorcycle carrying more than one passengerKsh 1,000
16.Driving a vehicle on a footpathKsh 5,000
17.Pedestrian willfully obstructing the free passage of vehiclesKsh 500
18.Unlicensed person driving or acting as a conductor of a PSVKsh 5,000
19.Owner or operator of PSV employing an unlicensed PSV driver or conductorKsh 10,000
20.ToutingKsh 3,000
21.Failure of a PSV driver or conductor to wear special badge and uniformKsh 2,000
22.Motorcycle rider riding without protective gearKsh 1,000
23.Motorcycle passenger riding without protective gearKsh 1,000
24.Person who while not being the designated driver of a PSV drives the vehicleKsh 3,000
25.The driver of a PSV who lets an unauthorized person to driveKsh 3,000
26.Learner failing to exhibit “L” plates on the front and rear of the motor vehicleKsh 1,000
27.Failure by owner of vehicle to have seat belts in motor vehicleKsh 1,000 for every seat that is not fitted or, is not of the proper standard or specification.
28.Failure to wear seat belt while motor vehicle is in motionKsh 500
29.Failure of a conductor of PSV to keep seat belts in a clean, dry and generally wearable conditionKsh 500
30.Failure of a vehicle to carry reflective/warning signs (lifesavers)Ksh 2,000
31.Failure to fit prescribed speed governor in PSV and Commercial VehicleKsh 10,000
32.Driving or operating a PSV with tinted windows or windscreenKsh 3,000
33.Failure of a PSV to carry functional fire extinguishers and fire kitsKsh 3,000
34.Driver using a mobile phone while vehicle is in motionKsh 2,000
35.The driver of a motor omnibus or matatu picking or setting down passengers in a place that is not authorized as a bus stop or terminalKsh 3,000
36.A passenger alighting or boarding any omnibus or matatu at a place which is not authorized as a bus stop or terminalKsh 1,000
37.Travelling with part of the body outside moving vehicleKsh 1,000
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