A section of Kenyans has protested the rule enforced by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) requiring drivers to wait for a period of two years before proceeding to another driving class.
Drivers from Mombasa staged protests outside the NTSA offices as they aired their grievances against the rule.
An NTSA representative, confirmed the law and issued a brief description of how it works.
“Under the law, if for example you are undertaking a light vehicle license, when you get your driving licence, you have to drive on the road for two years before enrolling for higher driving classes.
“For Public Service Vehicles (PSV) and Taxi you have to gain four years experience on the road under a lower driving class before getting the PSV license,” explained the representative.
Deputy National Chair for Driving Schools Association John Magaya hit out at NTSA for overstepping their mandate on the issuance of licences.
“We are appealing to NTSA, we feel they are misusing their powers. How can one undertake B license and is required to go back to school to get a class C license?
“Who is checking NTSA, they have the system. Youth are crying and lamenting to driving schools, we have no peace,” he noted.