trafficMotorists in Nairobi will now be able to pay instant fines for committing minor traffic offenses.

This is after the Transport Cabinet Secretary published the violations and their corresponding fines in a Kenya Gazette notice.

Offenders will not longer be required to go to court, but will instead pay up using mobile money and get a receipt for it.

The instant fines will start in Nairobi immediately and will then be rolled out in other counties next month. The fines range from Sh500 to Sh10,000.

Exceeding the set speed limit by between 11 and 15 kph will attract a Sh3,000 fine, while exceeding the limit by between 16 and 20 kph will attract a Sh10,000 fine.

Conductors will be required to keep their matatu safety belts clean or pay up Sh500, while passengers will be required to wear the seat belts of be fined a similar amount.

Here’s the list of fines.

 Offence

Fine

1. Failure by conductor to keep safety belts clean
2. Failure to wear seat belt
3. Overlapping
4. Driving a PSV while being unqualified
5. Failure to stop when flagged by uniformed officer
6. Touting Ksh3,000
7. Driving without a valid driving license
8. Driving PSV with tinted windows
9. Driving without identification plates
10. Hiring an unlicensed driver or conductor
11. Exceeding speed limit by 16 – 20kph
12. Causing obstruction by blocking other vehicles
13. Failure to fit speed governor
14. Driving with part of the body outside vehicle
15. Motorbike rider without a protective gear
Ksh 500
Ksh 500
Ksh 5,000
Ksh 5,000
Ksh 5,000
Ksh 3,000
Ksh 3,000
Ksh 3,000
Ksh 10,000
Ksh 10,000
Ksh 10,000
Ksh 10,000
Ksh 10,000
Ksh 1,000
Ksh 1,000