To drive on Kenyan roads, one must have a driving license. However, the choice of the driving school will highly determine the competence of a driver. Currently, driving schools are increasing on daily basis, thus raising questions on quality of training offered.
While you think of enrolling for a driving course, below is a list of schools you can consider first. We take a look into some of the best Kenyan driving and their charges.
Let’s get started.
AUTOMOBILES ASSOCIATION OF KENYA (AA)
This is currently the best driving school in Kenya. Having over 27 branches countrywide, AA driving school has been operating since 1963. Their headquarters are based at AA building which is off North Airport road. The school not only offers driving lessons but also other training such as;
- Driving refresher course.
- Plant & equipment operation assessment.
- Tertiary Driving Course tailored for already experienced drivers who are practicing.
- Driver competence proficiency assessment for trained drivers looking for driving jobs.
AA is recognised locally and internationally for its professionalism.
Below are the current charges for various driving courses offered in AA.
- Light Vehicle Driving (Class B) Ksh17,500
- Heavy Commercial Vehicle Driving (Class C) Ksh19,900
- Commercial (PSV) Driving Course (Class D) Ksh11,500
- Motorbike Riding (Class A) Ksh4,500
- Refresher Course Ksh10,000
Refresher Course comprises 15 practical lessons, while other courses take practical 30 sessions. AA contact details are as follows. One can either write to the school through address,
Automobile Association of Kenya,
Renaissance Corporate Park, Upper Hill,
P.O Box 40087-00100 Nairobi.
Alternatively, one can also call,
0722 205 106/ 0720 261 576/0733 620 966/ 0720 261 576
SENIORS DRIVING SCHOOL
Seniors Driving school makes it in the list of the top ten best driving schools in the country. It has branches in Dandora, Kayole, Huruma, Dandora, Mlolongo, Kitengela, South B, as well as Thika Road.
The driving schools offers lessons such as Class D (Tractors), Class BCE as well as Class F/G (Motorbikes, etc), Class ART (Trailers), Class I (Earthmovers), Class E. All of the above comprise of unlimited theory plus 31 practical lessons, except for Class BCE which takes 50 practical lessons.
For more inquiries and fee query charges, the school can be reached via, 0729 461 713.
ROCKY DRIVING SCHOOL
Rocky opened its doors to the public early 1990s. It has 23 branches across Kenya.
The school offers driving courses for Class A (Motorbikes), Class B (small cars), Class C (Light trucks), Class D (Passenger vehicles), Class E (Heavy truck), Class F (Disabled persons), and Class G (Plant operation).
For 20 practical lessons, one pays Ksh12,000 or Ksh18,000 for 30 lessons. Found in places like Ngong Road, Buruburu, South C, Kangemi, Westlands, Eastleigh among others. For more information, one can call 0702 552 222.
PETANNS DRIVING SCHOOL
Its headquarters are based at Capital House next to Ambassador Hotel, Moi Avenue. The school is among the biggest in the capital.
Petanns has branches in Kayole, Ruai, Dandora, Umoja, Buruburu, South B and Kangemi. The school charges depend on the course being offered.
Class A2 (Motorbike) Ksh7,500 for 10 lessons.
Class A3 (Tuk-tuk) Ksh9,500 for 10 lessons.
Class B1 (Small cars) Ksh13,500 for 20 lessons.
Class B3 (Advanced/Executive) Ksh15,000 for 20 lessons.
Class C1 (Light trucks) Ksh14,500 for 20 lessons.
Class D1/D2 (PSV vehicles) Ksh15,000 for 20 lessons.
Class CE (Trailer) Ksh30,000 for 20 lessons.
Class G (Plant operation) Ksh55,000 for 20 lessons.
All of the above lessons entail practical, theory excluded.
For more details, contact;
0721 328 383/ 0202219933
P.O Box 1583-00621
HELTZ DRIVING SCHOOL
Known for over 36 years in training, the school ranks among the best known. Their headquarters are located along Tom Mboya street. Some of its branches are found in Ngara, Utawala, Ruaraka, Westlands as well as Industrial Area.
Being among the oldest driving institutions, the school is popular for its transparency and efficiency as pertaining to service delivery.
The charges for various courses include,
Motorbikes (Class A2 Ksh7,300 & Class A3 Ksh 7,300)
Class A2/A3 Motorbike test alone Ksh5,300
Class B (Manual Ksh11,300, Auto Ksh13,300 & Test only Ksh5,300)
Class C (Light trucks Ksh11,300, C/C1 Ksh12,300 and Test only Ksh5,300)
Class D (Vans up to 14-seater) Ksh5,300.
All of the above courses entail 20 practical lessons plus unlimited theory.
Refresher courses are also offered at rates such as,
Class B Manual Ksh800 per lesson.
Class C1 Manual Ksh900 per lesson.
Class B Automatic Ksh1,000 per lesson.
The school can be reached through,
0717 338 288/ 0202223325
P.O Box 71300-00622 NAIROBI