While a number of factors like for example the make of the car affects the duty payable to the government of Kenya, the frequency of importation for the make, among other things, the age of the car is one of the most powerful determinants. The Kenya government have put it such that the younger the car, the higher the amount of taxes payable to import it. Some figures are even outrageously exaggerated to equal or surpass the actual value of the car. Why?
The argument might be that if one can afford to import an almost brand new car, then by all means, they are more than capable of handling the heavy duty that comes with it. What the government misses is that these new-car importers are already a blessing to their countries without including the generous tax payments.
New cars, developed with better technology are more fuel efficient translating to more responsible use [...]