NDITC officials inspect locally assembled motor vehicles at Harambee House

Interior co-ordination ministry Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has ordered all State agencies to only purchase locally assembled vehicles.

The PS explained that the directive is in line with a new government policy that aims to promote the local manufacturing industry.

“The Government is the biggest consumer of products and we have agreed not to buy from outside anymore.

“We have a monitoring mechanism in place to ensure all State officials who defy the directive are punished,” he explained.

The directive is the operationalization of an order that was issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2016, where he also encouraged county governments to follow suit.