Driving schools fault government over new ‘harsh’ regulations


The Kenya Driving Schools Association has faulted government over new regulations that they feel are meant paralyze the industry and the transport sector as a whole.

The association is opposed to the move taken by the government to close down various driving schools across the country.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday, the association’s National Chairman Samuel Kariuki said as stakeholders in the transport industry, they should be given chance and be listened to before such an action is taken.

“We are in this business legitimately and we would like to urge the government to give each driving school a chance to explain themselves before such an action is taken,” said Kariuki.

Already the National Transport and Safety Authority has revoked licenses for driving schools over failure to provide documents required for the validation exercise that began in April.

The Kenya Driving Schools Association which has strongly opposed the move now wants the government to develop a mechanism of engaging them before taking crucial actions in the sector.

The association has also faulted the new smart driving licenses which it says is a burden to Kenyans who when they lose them they have to part with Sh3,050.

It is now appealing to the government to intervene in the matter or revert to the colonial era red booklet that has been issued to Kenyan drivers over the last century. 

SOURCE: hivisasa.com

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