New Nairobi City Council Traffic Rules

Unless you are ready to part with a hefty fine, and probably a stay in the filthy City Council cells while at it, you would do yourself a world of good to remember these new traffic rules and the attendant fines that they will attract if flouted.

New Nairobi City Council traffic rules/offenses and fines **

The following are new Nairobi City Council traffic offences (rules) and
consequent fines that you should be aware of:

1. Pedestrians crossing the roads in Nairobi when traffic light is red; fine is Kshs. 10,000/=

2. Motorist moving on when the traffic light is red; fine Kshs 10,000/=

3. Pedestrians crossing the road while talking on their mobile phone; fine is Kshs. 500/=

4. Boarding/Alighting at non designated matatu stops Fine 10,000/=

5. Unfastened seat belt – Fine 500/=

6. Worn out tyres — Fine Kshs 10,000/=

7. Double parking –Fine Kshs 20,000/=


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  1. #1 by mmnjug on June 14, 2011 - 9:32 am

    The pedestrian charges should have been capped at Kes1,500.00 at most….. What they are doing is trybf to make a kill and creating avenues for extortion.

    Watch this space…… someone will go to court saying they are unconstitutional and unreasonable!

    For the effort….its a B+ achievement……… I can predict a E here….!

    • #2 by Wes on June 14, 2011 - 9:38 am

      Just another avenue for harassment of pedestrians and motorists, and of course the lining of city council askari pockets.

  2. #3 by Anne on June 14, 2011 - 9:45 am

    I would like to know what they have for matatus!!! obstruction, stopping at anywhere with no care for the other motorist whatsoever!

    • #4 by Reformer on January 31, 2012 - 7:52 pm

      Good question Anne, infact they should have piloted the fines with the Matatus alone and see how orderly this city would have been but as Wes said …………..its revenue fast, public welfare baadaye

  3. #5 by kianangi wa blasly on June 14, 2011 - 9:46 am

    This is bullshit

  4. #6 by karamoja on June 14, 2011 - 9:59 am

    ok when did kanjo start looking at things like worn out tyres and seat belts?when has this become a city council issue?

    plus what work will the “ever efficient” traffic cops be doing???

    i sense a police/kanjo beef

  5. #7 by gathua on June 14, 2011 - 10:14 am

    In an ideal world the constituition should give the government a framework for policy development which then translates into law. This seems to be the problem with the Kenyan govt … always working backwards!!! starting with laws but you cant really tell what the intentions are!!

    • #8 by Wes on June 14, 2011 - 10:33 am

      I think the biggest problem is that The City Council’s main objective has less to do with policy or even public good, but more to do with revenue generation; this implies they’d actually want/encourage breaking of these rules just to balance their books

  6. #9 by sheila walowe on June 14, 2011 - 6:19 pm

    i think its high time we us citizens n the same time kanjos play our roles…wen we act wise kanjos wudnt harass us….

  7. #10 by riitho on February 10, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    This will boost their revenue if put hnto action and create the much needed order in the city.

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