The Government and the NTSA have been on a mission to have digital number plates since 2018. As outlined in our previous article, the same has faced various hurdles ranging from court cases and insufficient funding. Presently, there is a case lying before the Nakuru High Court.
Despite the challenges, the Government managed to launch the same on 30th August 2022. During the launch, the immediate former Interior CS said issuance of the new plates will begin with newly registered vehicles that is, from KDK. However, the first KDK series vehicle owners were still issued with the old generation number plates but the new generation were finally issued.
Having been issued to motorists, a number of issues have been noted with the new generation number plates. Check out the tweet below by @DaviesKinanga on the square-shaped number plates.
One of the main concerns was the alignment of the letters. From the photo on the tweet, many netizens have stated that the KDK at the top. The K should have been aligned left above the zero and the flag before it should have been on the right. One tweep @chris_kantona made a visual representation of how best they would have been aligned as shown below.
Another user by the name @kalasinga_ stated that motorists were making the number plates look even worse by adding chrome plate holders.
On the rectangular plates, the Kenyan flag also comes before the actual number as below in a photo by @KaizerAwuoro The suggestion by many is that the Kenyan flag should come at the center with the KDK being aligned left.
All in all, the alignment seems to be off and is disturbing especially to those who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with some saying that looking at hundreds of them will give them a migraine. Give your comments on the number plates in the comment section below or on Twitter and tag @SpaceYaMagari