KRA Announces Nationwide Auction of Vehicles & Office Equipment; How to Bid

Vehicles at an auction site (left) and Times Tower which houses KRA offices.
Vehicles at an auction site (left) and Times Tower which houses KRA offices.

Kenyans interested in acquiring vehicles and other office equipment from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on the cheap now have a chance after Kenya Revenue Authority announced additional auction events countrywide.

In a notice carried in local dailies on Tuesday, November 15, KRA unveiled seven separate auction events for motor vehicles, obsolete furniture, generators as well as ICT equipment.

Venues for the auction include Mombasa, Likoni Road in Nairobi, Forodha House in Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret and Embu among others.

The first auction is slated to take place on November 29 along Likoni Road in Nairobi where nine vehicles have been put up on auction alongside furniture , motor-vehicle accessories and ICT equipment.

KESRA Center Along Waiyaki Way
KESRA Center Along Waiyaki Way.

On December 8, the exercise will be moved to Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) in Mombasa with seven vehicles on the line  as well as two Generators.

On January 19, interested bidders will congregate at KRA Offices Eldoret Kiptagich to try their luck in acquiring a Toyota Hilux, ICT equipment or other miscellaneous items.

The exercise is also slated to take place at Forodha House in Kisumu on January 19 where three vehicles, including two Land Cruisers, are on the auction line among other goods.

The event will then head to Nakuru Public Works on February 2, 2023, the KRA Office in Nyeri on February 9 and Embu's KRA NCPB Depot on February 16

In total, 23 vehicles have been put up on auction in the three locations.

How to Bid

Interested candidates are advised to visit the locations or personal viewing before paying refundable deposits of Ksh50,000 for each vehicle and Ksh10,000 for the other items.

The payment must be in form of a Banker's cheque in favour of Phillips International Auctioneers - the agency tasked with handling the auction. The applicants will then be provided with a bidding number.

On the Auction day, the winning bidder will then have to pay 25 per cent of the purchase price by the fall of hammer and the balance submitted in seven days failure to which the already paid funds will be forfeited.

File photo of used cars in a yard
File photo of used cars in a yard