KEBS bans importation of used Australian cars from Dubai to Kenya

A file photo of imported cars at the Mombasa port. /ELKANA JACOB

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.

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