Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to Restructure NTSA


Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is expected to make major changes at the National Transport and Saftey Authority (NTSA) to address corruption at the authority. 

A source at NTSA has intimated toa local publicationthat the CS is set to unveil a new board by Wednesday.

“The CS and PS are set to visit the NTSA probably Tuesday to unveil the new board and warn staff who are engaged in corrupt activities,” an insider told The Standard.

The decision was arrived at in the wake of revelations that NTSA staff are engaging in corrupt practices that endanger the country’s security.

On Friday, the CS convened a crisis meeting with the authority’s officials following the increased cases of fake car number plates.

According to detectives, brokers within NTSA act as links between criminal gangs and employees of the motor vehicle registry to facilitate the vice. 

“If someone in Nairobi wants a cloned number plate, the registrar will find a vehicle whose owner is located far from the city,” an investigator told Nation.

Further, the registrar will also ensure that the number plate of the car is not on the police radar.

In the month of January 2019, police impounded 26 vehicles with duplicate number plates.
The authority, which was previously under the Ministry of Transport, was put under Matiang’i’s Interior docket by President Uhuru Kenyatta through an Executive Order. 

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