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List Of Plates Used By Foreign Embassies In Kenya

Ever seen those CD plates and wondered what they mean, like say 5 CD 18 K in the late 70s an uncle cheated me that it meant 5 Careless Drivers 18 Killed and i believed him.


Most countries issue diplomatic license plates to accredited diplomats. Per the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, these are special vehicle registration plates which typically have distinctive features to allow diplomatic vehicles to be distinguished from other vehicles by police and other bodies, allowing them to give diplomatic vehicles special treatment and warning them that the operators and passengers of those vehicles may have diplomatic immunity.


CD stands for Diplomatic Corps


The diplomatic car number plates given to the embassies were assigned in the order that they recognized Kenya’s independence, with Germany (then West Germany) as the first country to recognize Kenya’s independence having the diplomatic plate 1 CD???


As of 2008, the diplomatic / United Nation sequence assignation was as below:


1 CD – Germany
2 CD – Russian Federation
3 CD – Ethiopia
4 CD – China
5 CD – Norway
6 CD – Hungary
7 CD – Egypt
8 CD – Serbia
9 CD – Italy
10 CD – France
11 CD – Slovakia
12 CD – Denmark
13 CD – Japan
14 CD – Sudan
15 CD – Austria
16 CD – India
17 CD – Australia
18 CD – Canada
19 CD – Holy See (The Vatican)
20 CD – Finland
21 CD – Switzerland
22 CD – Britain
23 CD – Liberia
24 CD – Israel
25 CD – Nigeria
26 CD – Ghana
27 CD – Netherlands
28 CD – Malawi
29 CD – USA
30 CD – Belgium
31 CD – Sweden
32 CD – Pakistan
33 CD – Poland
34 CD – Korea
35 CD – Bulgaria
36 CD – Greece
37 CD – Cuba
38 CD – Kuwait
39 CD – Spain
40 UN – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
41 UN – World Health Organization (WHO)
42 UN – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO)
43 UN – International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development (The World Bank)
44 UN – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations (FAO)
45 UN – World Food Programme (WFP)
45 CD – Romania
46 CD – Thailand
47 CD – The African Union (A.U)
48 CD – Colombia
49 CD – India
50 CD – Somalia
51 CD – Brazil
52 CD – Turkey
53 CD – Lesotho
54 CD – Zambia
55 CD – Madagascar
56 CD – Malaysia
57 CD – D.R. Congo (DRC)
58 CD – Swaziland
59 CD – Sri Lanka
60 CD – Iraq
61 CD – Rwanda
62 UN – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees / UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
63 UN – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Eastern &
Southern African Regional Office
64 CD – Iran
65 CD – Cyprus
66 CD – Argentina
67 UN – United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
68 CD – Philippines
69 CD – Burundi
70 CD – Chile
71 CD – Oman
72 CD – League of Arab States / Arab League
73 CD – European Union
74 CD – Yemen
75 CD – Kenya Mission to UNEP
76 CD – Côte d’Ivoire (Consulate)
77 CD – Bangladesh
78 CD – Saudi Arabia
79 UN – United Nations Centre for Human Settlements / UN-
Habitat (UNCHS)
80 CD – Libya
81 CD – Ireland (Consulate)
82 CD – United Nations Centre for Human Settlements / UN-
Habitat (Kenya Mission)
83 CD – Algeria
84 CD – Palestine
85 CD – Uganda
86 CD – Mexico
87 CD – Morocco
88 CD – Costa Rica (Consulate)
89 CD – Gabon (Consulate)
90 UN – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kenya
Country Office
91 CD – Indonesia
92 CD – Portugal
93 CD – Venezuela
94 CD – Zimbabwe
95 CD – International Civil Aviation Organization (I.C.A.O)
96 CD – Asian Development Bank
97 CD – Tanzania
99 CD – Peru
100 CD – International Finance Corporation (I.F.C)
101 CD – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Norwegian Mission
102 CD – Mozambique
103 CD – South Africa
104 CD – Eritrea
105 UN – United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON)
106 CD – Czech Republic
107 CD – The Aga Khan
108 UN – UNFPA
110 CD – Botswana (Consulate)
115 CD – Ukraine
116 CD – Sahrawi
117 CD – Djibouti
118 CD – Sierra Leone
121 CD – South Sudan
123 CD – United Arab Emirates.

Courtesy of Wa Mwara on Facebook Group, Hapo Zamani Za Kale

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