Kebs has banned the importation of used Australian cars from Dubai citing lack of de-registration certificates.
In a statement on Tuesday, Kenya Bureau of Standards said the vehicles are exported to Dubai as accident cars.
“The cars, having been written-off, are repaired and sold to unsuspecting buyers,” the standards agency said.
“Used vehicles without original de-registration certificates from Australia shall not be allowed into the country.”
Kebs said it will inspect all used vehicles from Dubai and issue certificates of road-worthiness.
“This is to ensure used vehicles imported into the country are safe for use and that importers get value for money,” Kebs said.
The Industry ministry had proposed that second-hand cars should not be imported into the country so local assembly lines can thrive.