Characteristics of the In-service Vehicle Fleet in Kenya

This report provides new findings on Kenya’s active vehicle fleet based on a nationwide user-survey from November / December 2017, which was matched with registration data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

The publication breaks down different vehicle categories into specific vehicle characteristics and gives information on their average mileage and age profile. Vehicles taken into account in the survey include motorcycles, passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, two- and three-wheelers, buses, heavy goods vehicles and matatus (Kenyan mini buses).

Based on newly developed survival rate curves for the Kenyan fleet, the report estimates the actual number of road vehicles still active in Kenya. This provides the basis for bottom-up calculations of Kenya’s road transport emissions and emission reduction potentials.


51 Pages | Language: English
    Authors (alphabetical order):
  • James Nyang'aya
  • Madara Ogot
  • Rita Muriuki


    Commissioned by:
  • BMU

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