How to Acquire a Driving License
Section 30(1) of the Traffic Act provides that no person shall drive a motor vehicle unless they hold a valid driving licence or a provisional licence endorsed in respect of that class of vehicle.

Penalty for driving without a licence

  • A fine of up to Kshs. 20,000 or imprisonment for a term of up to 3 months for the first conviction, and a fine of up to Kshs. 30,000 or imprisonment for a term of up to 6 months or to both for subsequent convictions.

Conditions for granting a driving licence

  • Section 33 provides the age limit for issuance of a driving licence as 18 years and above for motor vehicles and 16 years and above for motorcycles.

For Public Service Vehicle drivers, the age limit is 24 years and above. The driver must also have had a driving licence for not less than four years.
Section 31 provides that in order to be issued with a driving licence, an Applicant must:

  • Pass the driving test;
  • Declare that they do not have any physical disability that would likely cause driving to be a source of danger to the public; and
  • Be able to read a motor vehicle identification plate at a distance of twenty-five metres. (With or without glasses).