DT Dobie Set to Auction Interior Ministry's Vehicles over Debts

  • Motor dealer DT Dobie on Monday revealed that it is set to auction vehicles belonging to Fred Matiang'i's Interior Ministry. 

    The dealer divulged that it had given the ministry a 90-day auction notice to collect their vehicles. 

    “Failure to comply with the obligation to take delivery as stipulated above, DT Dobie will sell the said motor vehicles either by public auction or private treaty,” Wilson Musyoka, the dealer’s credit manager states in the notice.

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    DT Dobie further stated that they will be obliged to auction the vehicles that are not collected in order to clear outstanding repair and storage bills. 

    "The proceeds of the sale shall be defrayed against all the accrued charges. The balance if any shall remain to the owners’ credit but should there be a shortfall, the owners shall be liable,” the dealer warned.

    DT Dobie added that it has also given the same notice to the office to the Attorney General, Ministry of Environment and Immigration Department.

    Nairobi and Garissa county governments and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) also risk losing their vehicles.

    The vehicle models include Volkswagen Passat, Nissan Patrol, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Urvan, Nissan Double Cab pickup and a Mercedes Benz Actros truck.

    Business Daily reported that the vehicles have been at the dealer's garage for between six months and two years having accrued bills running into millions of shillings. 

    According to them, some of the cars which were brought in for repairs have not been reclaimed even after the works were completed. 

    Others were booked in for assessment but their owners neither gave the go-ahead for works to commence nor collected them.

    Four years ago, hundreds of government vehicles that needed just minor repairs were found to have been rusting away in public parking yards. 

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