Vehicle owners in Kenya are about to become a happy lot, following the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) rolling out of the Transport Integrated Management System (TIMS).
TIMS is an online platform where people can go to and register their cars and avoid the hustle of forming up queues at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) offices in Times Tower, Nairobi. Not to mention the corrupt brokers who promise to fasten the registration process at a fee. These same brokers include part of KRA staff who are meant to serve, but deliberately move things slowly so that the applicants gives a bribe for things to move faster.
However, with TIMS, people can now go online and at the click of a button have their vehicle registered. No more queues and even more importantly no more bribing of brokers at KRA to have your documents processed at the pace it is supposed to be processed.
This is not the first time, however, that the NTSA is rolling out TIMS. It has been operation on a trial basis, but now the NTSA is fast-tracking the rollout to the public; ushering …read more