Crazy Driving

Driving in Nairobi is a test of will and one of many causes of high blood pressure

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Mar11
Driving in Nairobi is a test of will and one of many causes of high blood pressure. The only cities in Africa that have worse traffic and worse driving are Accra and Cairo. PEDESTRIAN PROBLEMS Then there are pedestrians, the ones who walk so slowly on the road that you

Odometer Fraud

So you have bought an 8yr old used car with a mileage of just 50,000km? Well, you may have been conned

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Mar10
So you have bought an eight-year- old used car with a mileage of just 50,000km? Well, you may have been conned. Unscrupulous motor traders keen on satisfying Kenyans’ quest for vehicles with low mileage are hoodwinking thousands of motorists by rewinding odometer readings. Known as “clocking” in the motoring industry,

Kenyans in Pain: Until they change their attitudes and learn how to drive

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Mar09
There is no denying that traffic gridlocks are annoying and cause road rage. Motorists hoot, sweat, make calls, curse, swear and throw tantrums as they inch forward or abruptly apply the brakes to avoid hitting vehicles whose drivers have dozed off. At such times, motorists blame everything and anything on

Bikers: bad boys, totem for rebellion, risk takers and very cool

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Mar08
From popular culture, literature, to the extensive movies and television shows, bikers have always been portrayed as the stereotypical bad boys, totem for rebellion, risk takers and by and large, very cool. With a history that dates back to the 19th century and largely dominated by men, biking, undertaken both

Show me the inside of your car and I’ll tell your character

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Mar07
Never judge a person’s character by the make of the car without looking inside. From the outside, the make, model, colour, extras and cleanliness only tell you how much money he has got and whether the water supply on his housing estate works. But the inside of a car? Aha!

The Lady, Her Fries and The Christian – Ma3 Drama

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Feb09
You are a prudent christian who fasts once in a while. You decide to fast. However, this fast unlike all others is different because you have to travel. So you pack your water which is your only companion during this time and you are good to go. You also pour

What the hell is Shell V-Power?

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Feb07
Is more costly fuel better for your auto? You've seen the Television commercials and recoiled at the pumps prices. However are top of the line fuels like Shell V-Power worth the additional expense? We took a gander at the science and dug-in more profoundly with an end goal to make

How to Apply for a P.S.V Licence

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Jan11
P.S.V Licence (Matatu) 1. Original Logbook and Photocopy 2. Application form XIV duly endorsed by a police Superintendent. 3. Obtain Advance tax receipt from Income Tax Office 4. Fees payable depends on passenger capacity P.S.V. Licence (Ordinary) 1. Original Logbook and Photocopy 2. Application form XIV duly endorsed by a

Carjacker Tricks Exposed: Number Plate Robbery

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Jan09
There is a new number plate hijacking trend. Everything happens very quickly. Carjackers follow you to a parking lot, after you leave your vehicle, they remove your number plate and wait. When you come back and drive off, they follow you. They then overtake you, displaying your number plate out

How to Replace a Defaced Driving Licence

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Jan04
Defaced Driving Licence 1. Application form XI 2. The Defaced Licence 3. Two Passport size Photographs of the applicant 4. Photocopy of the ID 5. Payable fees of Kshs. 875/= if the licence has less than 3 months expiry period or Kshs 375/= if the expiry period has more than

How to Replace a Lost Driving Licence @KenyanTraffic

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Dec28
Lost Driving Licence Application for Duplicate Driving Licence is now on TIMS, available on the NTSA website. The National Transport and Safety Authority has replaced the old driving licence with the new Smart DL for purposes of issuing duplicate driving licences. How to apply Step 1 Go to www.ntsa.go.ke and

How to Apply for Ownership After Auction

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Dec21
Auction Cases 1. Vehicle inspection report 2. Sworn affidavit 3. NTSA Application Sign in to the online system(see how to log in) if you haven't signed up see How to register 4. Purchase receipts 5. Newspaper advertisement for sale 6. Warrants of attachment and sale 7. Specific court order (where applicable) 8. Lawyers

How to Apply for NTSA Change of Car Engine

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Dec14
Change of Engine, Fuel and Rating (cc) Log in to NTSA TIMS online system(see how to log in) if you haven't signed up see How to register After successful login, on the left hand column click on "Apply for change of particulars". On the right hand column click on 'create

How to Change Vehicle Body Type and Class

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Dec07
Change of Body and Class 1. Original Logbook 2. Vehicle inspection report 3. Application form XI 4. Copy of ID/ Certificate of incorporation /Business Registration Certificate 5. Application fee of Kshs. 1100/- being or Kshs. 500/= for duplicate logbook, Kshs 300/= for class and Kshs 300/= for body.

How to Apply for Change of Car Color

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Nov30
Change of Color Log in to NTSA TIMS online system(see how to log in) if you haven't signed up see How to register 1.  After successful login, on the left hand column click on "Apply for change of particulars". 2. On the right hand column click on 'create new' 3.

How to Replace a Defaced or Lost Logbook

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Nov23
Replacement of filled up / defaced /Lost Logbook 1. Original Logbook 2. NTSA Application form XI 3. Copy of ID/ Certificate of incorporation /Business Registration Certificate 4. A fee of Kshs. 500/- for filled-up, Kshs. 2,500/= defaced or lost Logbook 5. A police abstract and official / receipt for same

6 Things That Will Make Your Car Last Long

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Nov14
We have gathered best practices, amazing tweaks, and support tips to prolong the life of your car: 1. Buy petrol at reputable petrol stations Ask whether the petrol you purchase is filtered at the pump and if the station has a strategy about changing the pump filters regularly. If the

Mashujaa Jamhuri Quotes

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Oct19
Magari poa wishes all Kenya a[tweetthis display_mode="button_link"] Happy Mashujaa[/tweetthis] Day, Enjoy the following quotes by Kenyans and about Kenya: “We’re small because when they took them (Africans) into slavery, they took the big ones.” – Mwanasiti, a Kenyan woman, accounting for the small size and height of Kenyans “In Kenya

How to Make Your Car Unbreakable

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Oct14
When the car is new everyone drives with care and pampers it like a new born baby; Then what happens after the first 60,000 miles? Being considerate shouldn’t stop after the break-in. Drive carefully consistently and your auto will reward you with longer intervals between repairs. This is how to

The Top 6 Proven Techniques For Saving Fuel

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Oct11
How you drive dictates how much petrol your vehicle will devour and over the long haul determines how fast your own car depletes your pockets faster than a gold digger. Luckily, there are a few very simple tricks that can help you to save petrol. When you start developing these

Surviving Night Time Driving: The Dos and Donts

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Oct07
Driving at twilight can be a daunting task to new drivers who are not used to the conditions. Even the more established drivers whose eyes adjust slowly to darkness find it difficult. (We can describe 'night' as the hours between dusk and dawn). Nonetheless, you can do several things to

Long Term Car Storage: Protect your car during long storage

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Oct05
If you are not going to use your car for over a month, store it appropriately to avoid unnecessary damages when you return. Follow the following steps to ensure your car remains in top condition:[tweetthis display_mode="button_link"]Protect your car during long storage [/tweetthis] ? Fill the gas tank to prevent condensation

How to break-in a newly overhauled engine

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Oct03
You just overhauled your engine and you don’t want to go back to your mechanic after a few weeks.  Or you’ve finally purchased your dream car, it’s brand new, zero mileage and now you need to keep it going at long as possible in top condition. Be patient during the

Killed by Interest Rates

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Aug11
Muiruri Gachoka took a loan of kshs 6million from Bank of Baronda in 1979. In 2014, the bank was demanding Kshs200million from his estate (possibly he could not survive the demands and died). Having borrowed at 14% interest to begin with, the interest was raised to 45% without reference to

Rumor: Car Thieves Clone Remote Keyless Entry Codes to Unlock Vehicle Doors

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Aug04
[tweetthis]Thieves hacking into keyless-entry systems to unlock cars.[/tweetthis] We got an e-mail warning us about thieves hacking into keyless-entry systems to unlock cars. According to the scenario in the e-mail, thieves lurk near the victim’s car with equipment that intercepts and steals the transmitted code from the key fob as

HowTo Reduce Road Accidents

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Jul14
[tweetthis display_mode="box"]63 Kenyans every week[/tweetthis] Did you know we lose 63 Kenyans every week to road accidents. This simply means we are our own worst enemies. Who causes them? the usual suspects of course: Speeding Driver distraction: eating, radio tuning, phoning, texting Drivers who are physically, mentally or psychologically incompetent

HowTo Clear an Imported Car: Requirements & Duty Calculation

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Jul13
Importation of second hand motor vehicles Duties and Taxes payable Import duty at 25%, Excise duty at 20% and VAT at 16% are payable cumulatively and in that order. i.e, Import duty is 25% of the Customs value (CIF) of the vehicle i.e. 25% of (Invoice value + Insurance +

Commuters’ Diary: Drama in a Ma3

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Jun10
I love traveling by PSV because you can never miss drama especially if you look for it. So I board this one and sit next to a fly guy. A fly guy for a seatmate on a long journey is actually like an epic book (which I forgot on the

Driving With the Hand Brake On: See What Happens

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Jun03
What happens when you drive without lowering the hand brake lever? When you drive with the handbrake you weaken its grip. The tension cable it may even snap making the hand brake unusable. How do you tell that the hand brake engaged? If you notice that the hand brake indicator

The 7 Steps of Buying a Used Car

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May27
What’s the process of buying a used car locally? STEP 1: view/test as many cars of the same model (viewing/testing different models will clutter your judgment and complicate comparison) STEP2: on the car you've liked and want to buy, ask to see the log-book (original), if the owner begins giving

The #Girl on the Passenger Seat of Jacob Juma’s Mercedes S500

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May26
Dear Cheryl Kitonga. This is one among hundreds of letters written to you that you might or might never read but nevertheless, I feel obliged to contribute to the raging debate so here are my few nuggets. One, I choose empathy. You are not dead yet so you still stand

Worn Out Brakes? Spot The Warning Signs Before Its Too Late!

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May20
Symptoms of impending brake failure Brakes operate on a hydraulic system; for the system to work effectively there must be fluid in the hydraulic pipes. If the fluid starts to leak from the system the brake pedal will feel ‘softer’ and will often travel further when pressed. If your brake

From 100 to Zero Without Brakes

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May13
What Should I do if my brakes fail? Total brake failure is rare, however, if you need to stop ‘NOW!’ use the handbrake in an on-off pumping motion, keep the release button pressed as you do this. If there’s time, change to second gear (Manual Transmission) and bring the clutch

How We Survived Labour Day Eve in the Wilderness

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May06
Initially Kenol - Kambiti traffic snarl up, but now spilling over to Karatina and beyond Kenol!! How a minor RTA between a lorry and a personal car brushing and the owners being stubborn to solve the issue amicably would cost hundreds night on the road with a blink hope for

The Will He Left Almost Caused Bloodshed

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Apr10
A father left 17 Camels as an Asset for his Three Sons. When the Father passed away, his sons opened up the will. The Will of the Father stated that the Eldest son should get Half of 17 Camels, The Middle Son should be given 1/3rd of 17 Camels, Youngest

Is it a Copycat?

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Jan05
An entrepreneur understands that it is innovation that makes his business exceptional. This is the concept of doing things differently that identifies the business in the mind of a customer. It doesn't have to be complicated. It simply means doing things in a new way. It can be applied in

Safety Tips for Girls

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Dec15
1) What should a woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange male as she enters a lift in a high-rise apartment or building late at night? Experts say: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up

Become a Car Salesman by doing nothing

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Nov09
Car salesmen were an exceptional breed of people, talented persuasive and with the stamina of a workhorse to move around trying to find a prospective buyer. But that was in the past, it was so once upon a time. If you still think you've to be exceptional and a marathoner

Speed doesn’t kill, really!

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Oct24
The whole idea when you leave your family is for you tocome back to them - speeding is dangerous via @SafeDrivingKE How dangerous is speeding anyway? here is a short breakdown: Longer Braking Distance The stopping distance is dependent on two factors: Thinking distance - It takes time before a

Who is responsible?

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Oct22
Somebody must be accountable for something, otherwise everybody's responsibility is nobody's responsibility. An entrepreneur understands the need to organize his business through clearly defined roles assigned to various individuals. The best way to achieve this is by preparing an organization structure.This ensures that he knows the work that should be

No More Oops! I sent cash to wrong Mpesa

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Oct16
Hakikisha is a new feature by Safaricom enabling subscribers to make sure the name of the intended receiver before money is sent through M-Pesa. This ensures that subscribers will no longer lose money by sending to the wrong number. There’s an average of over 12,000 calls to Safaricom by subscribers seeking MPESA transactions

Who are your customers?

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Oct06
If an entrepreneur sells to everyone and anyone, he'll most likely sell to none and if he doesn't know to whom he's selling, neither will he know how to. An entrepreneur understands that not everyone can benefit from their services or products. He therefore aims at reaching to a specific

Is your business viable?

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Oct01
If a business is not viable, it doesn't matter how interesting it is to the entrepreneur because even passion for it cannot amount to its sustainability. One of the most important standards that an entrepreneur must achieve is revenue generation. He must set targets for gross revenues and gross profits

Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

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Oct01
The rainy season is one of the most tricky for motorist and will test your driving skills to the "t". However, it is during the same season that when you really appreciate the blessing of a car - a usable car for that matter. Here are a few tips to
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