Motor vehicle record searches have been migrated from the eCitizen platform by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).
In a notice to the public, the Transport Authority said the service has been moved to the Transport Integrated Management Systems(TIMS).
The public is required to register an account with TIMS, a web portal that incorporates all functions of registration, licensing, inspection and enforcement of all motor vehicles and trailers online.
The transport authority has also given a guideline on how to register an account on their website after clicking on the TIMS logo.
“Log-in to access your account, choose a payment method from the provided list. An invoice of Sh550 shall be generated by the system to enable you to make the payment online,” the notice read.
NTSA further cautioned buyers that before purchasing a motor vehicle, it is prudent that one undertakes a search to ascertain the ownership details.
“If the information on the logbook does not match those on the copy of records, report to the nearest NTSA office.”
The Authority also says it shall not be liable for any transaction within an account in regard to incorrect ID and KRA PIN numbers.
The new development comes amid controversy in the digital payment system, eCitizen. Activist Okiya Omtatah last month moved to court challenging its use, arguing that it was single-sourced contrary to procurement laws.
eCitizen has been on the spot since the Treasury disowned a firm contracted to collect revenue on its behalf.