With the five year limit yet to take effect, Kenya will not be allowing vehicles manufactured before 2015 into the country starting January 2022. This is in keeping with the eight-year rule to ensure that old vehicles do not continue flooding the market.
In East Africa, there is no uniform protocol limiting the importation of used cars. With this, Kenyans have been taking advantage of this seeming loophole to import cars from neighbouring countries ignoring the eight-year age rule.
The maximum car age limit in Tanzania is 10 years while Uganda has no limits. Other countries that have imposed age limits for imported used vehicles are Morocco, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Mauritius.
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