JEVIC Inspection for Kenya March 2012

Kenya Roadworthiness Inspection Criteria for vehicles exported from Japan to Kenya from March 2012 on

All used vehicle(s) exported to Kenya from Japan must pass the JEVIC Roadworthiness
Inspection (RWI), as regulated by the Kenya Bureau of Standards, prior to export. The criteria includes the following;

IMPORTANT: Any vehicle not inspected in japan and arriving in Kenya will incur a fee calculated on 15% CIF and be subject to inspection upon arrival by KEBS.




a) All vehicles include; small vehicles, passenger vehicles, commercial, multi-purpose vehicles (includes trucks and buses).

b) No vehicle older than 8 years from the year of First Registration. The difference
between the date of registration and the date of manufacture shall be not more than
one year.

c)  No Left Hand Drive Vehicles.

d) Parts and components of the vehicle operate as manufactured.

e) Vehicle(s) to be presented in a clean manner. Engine to be washed so the VIN and Engine number can be identified.

f) No discrepancies between regulatory / supporting documentation (Export Certificate)
and the actual odometer reading at the time of inspection.

g) Vehicle must not be contaminated with radiation.


a) The vehicle must be presented with an original Export Certificate.


a) Visual Inspection

General Appearance

*Painting color needs to be the same as the one of vehicle body, and completed not to
detract the appearance.

  No sharp or dangerous projections (including broken aerial, cross-section surface of
damaged parts, etc).
  No missing parts.
  No excessive loose parts.


iii) Interior
  All door, interior linings and upholstery are free from excessive damage (such as
open tears and staining).
  Not containing a large amount of rubbish.
  Components are not to have any deterioration, looseness, and other excessive
  To be equipped with safety belts that function correctly.
  No corrosion that affects the strength (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g.
painting with chassis black (paster)).
* Standard of corrosion of cargo compartment for commercial vehicles, such as a van, it
is the same as that of trucks. (Refer to Truck section)

iv) Suspension / Underside
  No corrosion that affects the strength (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g.
painting with chassis black (paster)).
* Excluding areas predetermined to rust (only unprotected from manufacture. e.g. surface
of differential case).
  No leakage of water, oil and fuel.
  No tear’s of the boots or bushes.
  No loose mounts.
  Shock absorbers operate normally.

Exhaust System

vi) Tyres
  Correct size for the vehicle.
* Rejected – the tyres shall not touch the body.
  No cracking, bulging or tear in the fabric which is more than 25mm longer or 10% of
tread width.
  Tread more than 1.6mm.
  Fixed to the vehicle firmly.
  Correctly inflated.
  No fluid leakage including water, oil, or fuel.
  Not containing a large amount of rubbish.
  No excessive noise or vibration, and mechanisms functioning correctly.
  No corrosion to any significant parts (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g.
painting with chassis black (paster)).
  No excessive deterioration or damage to the belts.
  No fluid leakage from or sulphation of the battery.
  All wiring and cables to be properly fixed.
viii) Instrumentation
  Displayed mileage must be the actual traveled.
  All functioning correctly.
  Main bulbs working (such as warning lamps and odometer display).
  No warning lamps to remain on after the engine is started.

ix) Accessory (such as Air condition, Power window, Horn, etc)
  All functioning correctly.


xi) Reflectors
  Rear reflectors need to be colored red.
  Front or middle reflectors need to be colored in orange.
  Securely attached.
xii) Mirrors
  To be able to retracted backwards.
  If able to be stowed; operating correctly.
  Securely attached.
xiii) Wipers
  Function correctly in accordance with switch operation.
  No excessive corrosion (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g. painting with
chassis black (paster)).
  Rubber blade functioning correctly.
* Rejected – deterioration of rubber blade.
xiv) Glazing
  No crack longer than 15cm in the front windscreen.
  No crack longer than 2cm or “star” damage diameter greater than 1.5cm immediately
in the drivers line of vision.
  The glass of the windscreen, driver’s window and front passengers window will be of
clear glass (except for original manufacturers color).
* Rejected – any tinted films and stickers.
  Marked with appropriate safety standards (such as JIS).

For more information please visit JEVIC website

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