What is the role of Ntsa?

What is the role of Ntsa?

Roles of NTSA

What is NTSA?

About us

The National Transport and safety Authority was established through an Act of Parliament; Act Number 33 on 26th October 2012. The objective of forming the Authority was to harmonize the operations of the key road transport departments and help in effectively managing the road transport sub-sector and minimizing loss of lives through road crashes.

Vision: Efficient, Reliable and Safe Roads in Kenya 

Mission: To continually improve accessibility of Kenya’s road transport system for all users.

Core functions: The main functions of the Authority as outlined in section 4 of the NTSA Act;  

  • To advise and make recommendations on matters relating to road transport and safety.
  • To implement policies relating to road transport and safety
  • To plan, manage and regulate the road transport sector in accordance with the provisions of the Act no.33,2012
  • To ensure the provision of safe, reliable and efficient road transport service.


  • Registering and licensing of motor vehicles,
  • Conduct motor vehicle inspection and certification,
  • Regulate public service vehicles (PSVS),
  • Advise the Government on national policy with regard to road transport sector,
  • Develop and implement road safety strategies,
  • Facilitate the education of members of the public on road safety,
  • Conduct research and audits on road safety,
  • Compile inspection reports relating to traffic accidents,
  • Establish systems and procedures for, and oversee the training, testing and licensing of drivers,
  • Formulate and review the curriculum of driving schools, and
  • Coordinate the activities of persons and organizations dealing in matters relating to road safety. 

Key Implementing Partners

  • National Police Service
  • County Governments
  • National Government
  • Road Authorities
  • Ministry of Health (MoH)
  • Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development
  • Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

Development Partners

  • World Bank World Health Organization (WHO)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • The European Union (EU)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA)
  • Embassies and High Commissions


  • PSV Operators
  • Driving Schools
  • Commercial Vehicle Operators
  • Boda-boda Operators
  • Operators Associations

Other Stakeholders

  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) e.g. ASIRT
  • National Road Safety Trust
  • Car Dealers
  • Institute for Development Studies (IDS),University of Nairobi
  • Motorcycle Assemblers Association of Kenya
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Research Institutions

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