A personalized number plate in Kenya can be seen as a statement of individuality. However, not many Kenyans can afford this luxury enjoyed only by a few. According to National Transport and Safety Authority database, the number of Kenyans with custom plates is just but a handful.
The Luxury of personalized number plate can be taken as a security concern but this is not always the case. It is a basic issue of personal branding.
The government introduced new regulations that will cost you Kshs 1,000,000 to register a personalized number plate. This fee is applicable annually
Further, the cost of replacing a custom plate is 50,000. The process to get a private plate is also not easy. You will be required to have a number of documents which include; duty and VAT receipts, import entry form, Foreign logbook translated to English, port release order among others.
The Kenyan market is flooding with cars, especially during the high sale months. The rise of vehicles has continued to see many rich Kenyans opt for these prestigious personalized number plates as a status symbol.