Five Police Stations Put Up Bodas and Cars on Auction

A photo of vehicles set for auction at the Port of Mombasa.
A photo of vehicles set for auction at the Port of Mombasa on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)

Five police stations have put vehicles and boda bodas lying idle in yards on auction.

In a gazette notice, the police stations informed the owners to claim the vehicles failure to which, they will be auctioned within 30 days.

The police stations in question include; Embakasi Police Station, Pangani Police Station, California Police Station, Tassia Police Post, and Kakuma Police Station.

Per the gazette notice, the auction will be conducted by Windsor House Auctioneers, and Viewline Auctioneers in the various police stations.  

Motorcycles impounded following operation in Nairobi on September 28, 2019.
Motorcycles impounded following the operation in Nairobi on September 28, 2019.

The auction will seek to offload about 131 boda bodas and 25 vehicles including one owned by the national government.

The vehicles on auction include various models ranging from; Hyundai, Suzuki Station Wagon, Nissan Note, Van Guard, Probox, Nissan Sunny, Toyota Porte, and Toyota Landcruiser among others.

Meanwhile, the motorcycle models include; Boxer, Honda, Captain, Yatin, Sonlink, TVS, Crux, Yamaha, Dayun, Tiger, and Ranger among other manufacturers.

"Notice is issued to owners of the said motor vehicles and motorcycles to collect within 30 days from the date of this publication of this notice, failure to which the items shall be disposed of by way of public auction," read part of the notice.

According to the gazette notice, during the auction, bicycles will also be put on sale.

Even as this happens, buyers are advised to be in the company of an expert during auctions to avoid purchasing low-quality products.

It is advisable to view the items and inspect whether all components are intact to avoid incurring extra repair costs once you have completed the purchase.

After a successful auction, the bidder is issued with a sales agreement that contains a payment plan, and upon completion, they are presented with the log book and registration certificate of the car.

The vehicles are also inspected by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), to determine their roadworthiness.      

An image of KEBS offices
A photo of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) offices in Kisumu.