KRA Announces Auction of Vehicles; How to Bid

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

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

The exercise will be repeated every two months, beginning December 8.

Vehicles will only be sold in a few locations, including Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa.

Toyota Hiace, Toyota Saloon, Volkswagen Passat, and Toyota Hilux are among the vehicles that will be auctioned.

Office equipment to be auctioned includes, among other things, assorted office furniture, monitors, printers, laptops, keyboards, and routers.

According to the taxman’s schedule, the exercise will begin in Nairobi on Friday, December 8.

Vehicles will be auctioned off at the Supplies Office on Likoni Road, and general office equipment will be available at the Time Towers basement in the CBD.

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

The Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) will conduct the auction in Mombasa 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.

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Despite the fact that the prices of the items were not specified, the taxman insisted that they 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.