KRA Announces Disposal of Vehicles & Furniture Through Public Auction

Discharged motor vehicles at the Conventional cargo yard at the Port of Mombasa on February 28, 2017
Motor vehicles at the Conventional cargo yard at the Port of Mombasa on February 28, 2017.

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) seeks to dispose of motor vehicles, office furniture and equipment through mass auctions.

In a notice dated Tuesday, the auctions will be carried across their offices in six major towns in the country, including Mombasa, Nairobi, Eldoret, Nyeri, Nakuru and Kisumu. 

KRA noted that the exercise will be done periodically for two months, commencing December 8.

Vehicles will only be sold in select offices, including Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.

Kenya Revenue Authority
Kenya Revenue Authority building at Times Towers

Some of the automobiles set to be auctioned include the Toyota Hiace, Toyota Saloon, Volkswagen Passat, and Toyota Hilux, among others.

On the other hand, office equipment to be sold at the auctions includes assorted office furniture, monitors, printers, laptops, keyboards, and routers, among others

According to the time schedule provided by the taxman, the exercise will commence in Nairobi on Friday, December 8.

Vehicles will be auctioned at the Supplies Office Along Likoni Road, while general office equipment will be available at the Time Towers basement in the Central Business District (CBD).

The Nairobi auction will be followed by the one at KRA Eldoret offices on January 23, 2024. Kisumu, Nakuru and Nyeri auctions will follow on January 31, February 6 and February 14, 2024, respectively.

However, in Mombasa, the auction will be carried out by the Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) on February 21, 2024.

"Viewing is to be done at the various locations indicated above during normal working hours to verify details as those are not warranted by auction cars or our principals as the sale is on an 'as-is-whors-is basis'.

"Interested bidders must pay a refundable deposit of ksh50,000.00 per motor vehicle and ksh10,000.00 for other goods in the form of a banker's cheque in favour of Phillips international auctioneers to obtain a bidding number," KRA directed.

While the prices of the items were not indicated, the taxman maintained that the items would be sold at reasonable prices

"All procurement and Asset disposal planning shall reserve a minimum of 30% of the budgetary allocations for the enterprises owned by women, youth, persons with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups," KRA added.

Kenyans being attended to at KRA offices.
Kenyans being attended to at KRA offices.
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