Nairobi, Sept. 10 -- The High Court has temporarily suspended the government's plan to establish a production facility for motor vehicle digital registration number plates.

The Interior Ministry had in July advertised for firms to show interest in building the plant to produce the digital number plates, which were to replace the current ones next year.

Motorists were expected to pay Sh3,000 for each of the smart number plates.

Wednesday, Justice James Makau suspended tendering for the plant pending hearing and determination of an application filed by activist Okiya Omtatah challenging the procurement process and justification for building one.

Mr Omtatah alleged corruption and fraud in the government's intention to establish the product...