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MPs summon Peter Munya over controversial used cars policy

MPs have summoned Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya over the controversial draft national automotive policy, which seeks to limit...

Auto giants battle used car dealers for Africa’s huge market

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI (Reuters) - At the edge of Nairobi's Ngong Forest, thousands of used cars glitter in the hot sun on a dusty...

New plan to lock out used car imports

The Government has proposed a raft of new measures aimed at protecting local car assemblers in what will now make it...

EDITORIAL: Include all stakeholders in proposal on used cars

The government’s policy proposal to lock some imported cars and their spare parts out of the Kenyan market because there are established...

Munya’s move on age of used cars to affect sector

The Kenya Auto Bazaar Association (Kaba) has opposed the move by the government to progressively reduce the age limit of imported used...

Disgruntled used car dealers question state of Kenya’s industry

The Kenya Auto Bazaar Association (Kaba) has reiterated its opposition to the government's proposed policy on imported used cars, terming it a...

What July ban on used cars beyond five years means

Kenya Bureau of Standards and the motor vehicle industry stakeholders are continuing with conversations around the age limit of imported used...

Lowering age of imported used cars good

Discussions between the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS) and motor vehicle industry players on the contentious issue of age limit on imported second-hand vehicles...

Cost of second-hand cars set to rise

Kenyan buyers of second-hand vehicles will soon have to pay much more, with the looming cut in the maximum age of imported units to...

Stalled by a flooded market Chinese automakers pursue Africa ambitions

Chinese car makers have struggled to break into international markets against fierce competition from existing players. Now, many are trying to make a go...

Consumer demand doesn’t let countries ban import of cheap used cars

Countries across Africa, South Asia and Latin America are waking up to the repercussions of used vehicles and are setting up import barriers to...

“We’re not a dumping ground for used cars,” says Rwandan president...

You’ll see plenty of Volvos, Mercedes, Hondas, Toyotas and even a Ford Windstar tootling around the booming cities of Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg. But these...

Probox: It Will Kill Your Image But Build Your Business

Few cars have elicited such varied reactions from the Kenyan public as this one. And far much fewer cars have served as many functions,...

Pakistanis Find Niche in Used Car Business

Led by Pakistanis living in Japan, exports of Japanese used cars are growing, thanks to their durability and high technology. In particular, Pakistanis at...

SEMA 2011: Curtain Raised on the ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster

It runs a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out a pedestrian 138hp and 123lb-ft of torque. Cue ARK and their custom twin-scroll turbocharging capabilities....

Thugs taking advantage of traffic jams.

They were young men and one had dreadlocks. The woman thinks that they are trying to blend in with hawkers catching people unaware in the traffic jams. It’s easy to become complacent when stuck in traffic. However, this is good reminder to remain aware at all times and always keep your windows up and doors locked.....