The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced that a massive auction of motor vehicles would take place at the Customs Warehouse in Kilindini on September 29.
The authority said that it will be auctioning off more than 300 vehicles along with other items that were deemed to be surplus and unserviceable in a notice that was made public on Wednesday, September 28.
The fleet features a variety of makes and models, some of which are Toyota Prados, Land Cruisers, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover Range Rovers, and Audis. Others include Suzuki Wagons, Subaru outbacks, Mazdas, Toyota Hilux among others.
Other items include construction materials, food products, clothing materials, medical equipment, housing items, electrical equipment, and sound systems.
Pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the East African Community Customs Management Act, notice is given that unless the undermentioned goods are entered and removed from the custody of the Customs Warehouse Keeper, Kilindini within thirty (30) days of this notice, they may be sold by public auction on September 29,2022,” read part of the notice.
It is strongly recommended that potential bidders consult the comprehensive list that was issued in a notice that appeared in the Gazette volume CXXIV number 172.
The list contains information about the automobiles, including the lot number, the ship name and date, the date of arrival, the container/chassis marks and number, the container size, the consignee, the manifest number, and the bill of lading (BoL) number.
A source with knowledge of the matter noted that the pricing is typically kept confidential and is only revealed on the day of the auction.
Nevertheless, the source stated unequivocally that the sale would be subject to appropriate rates that would vary according to the model of the car.
How to Bid
The auction will take place at the Customs Warehouse on Thursday, and interested bidders must physically be present to participate.
After that, a document including the prices of the vehicles and other products would be delivered to them to review. A refundable deposit in the form of a banker’s check must be made in order to get a bidding number. The amount of the deposit is determined by the type of the car.
The highest bidder will walk away with the vehicle or goods of their choice.