Before purchasing a vehicle in Kenya, a motor vehicle logbook search is recommended due diligence to avoid being scammed. This online search runs the vehicle registration particulars through the database of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and confirms that what appears on the logbook is a true reflection of the official record.
The NTSA logbook search returns the following information:
- Vehicle registration number
- Ownership information
- Logbook number
- Year of manufacture
- Body type
- Chassis Number
- Engine Number
A few years ago, the only way to perform a logbook search was to go to a KRA office, stand in a queue, pay the search fee and wait for the search results. However, it is now possible to perform a logbook search on eCitizen.
- Log into eCitizen.
- Select the NTSA option.
- Click Make Application and in the MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION drop down menu, select MOTOR VEHICLE SEARCH ( COPY OF RECORDS).
- Enter the vehicle registration number and click continue.
- On the next screen, click submit and pay Kshs 550 using the Paybill number provided to get a copy of the log book records.