TRAFFICC ACT: AP. 403

Drivers to be licensed

(1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle of any class on a road unless he is the holder of a valid driving licence or a provisional licence endorsed in respect of that class of vehicle.

(2) No person who owns or who has charge of a motor vehicle of any class shall cause or permit any person to drive such motor vehicle unless such person is the holder of a valid driving licence or a valid provisional licence endorsed in respect of that class of motor vehicle.

(3) No person shall be entitled to more than one driving licence, but a driving licence may be endorsed to permit the holder to drive one or more classes of motor vehicle.

(4) Driving licences shall be issued, and upon expiry renewed on production, by a licensing officer upon payment of the prescribed fee, and a driving licence so issued or renewed may be expressed to be valid for a period of three years, from the date of issue or renewal.

(5) In the event of any change of circumstances which affects the accuracy of any particulars declared under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 31, or which would operate to prevent the grant of a driving licence under that section, the holder of the driving licence shall forthwith inform the Authority of the change. (6) A driver of a public service vehicle or a commercial vehicle shall be required to undergo every three years a driving test under section 39 successfully as a condition for each renewal of the licence.
(7) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable—
a) on first conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months; and
(b) on each subsequent conviction to a fine not exceeding thirty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

36. Production of driving licence on demand
(1) Any person driving a motor vehicle on a road shall carry his driving licence or provisional licence, and, on being so required by a police officer, produce it for examination.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “driving licence or provisional licence” includes such other evidence as will satisfy the police that there is no contravention of section 30
3) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with this section shall be guilty of an offence and be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand shillings.

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