KRA Set To Auction 443 Vehicles

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced an auction of over 440 vehicles located in various customs warehouses.

The owners of the impounded vehicles failed to remit taxes and other charges, according to a notice issued by the authority.

According to Rose Mureithi, KRA’s chief manager in charge of port operations, the owners have been given a thirty-day grace period to clear the arrears and pick up their vehicles before the auction date on Thursday, December 15.

Volkswagen, Mistubishi, Subaru Forester, Lexus, Nissan Note, Nissan X-Trail, Mazda Cx-5, Probox, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Vit, Honda Fit, and Mercedes-Benz are among the models included.

Others include Toyota Harriers, Suzuki Alto, Audi A3, Toyota Crown, Peugeot, Mazda Demio, Toyota Hiace, Volvo S60, Toyota Wish, BMW X5, Subaru Imprezza, Land Rover Range, and Cruiser Prado.

Other items considered surplus besides vehicles include personal items, promotional items, construction materials, food products, clothing materials, spare parts, housing items, sound systems, and electrical equipment.

“Pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004, the notice is given that unless the under-mentioned goods are entered and removed from the Customs Warehouse within thirty days from the date of this notice they will be sold by public auction on December 15, 2022,” part of the notice read.

Interested bidders were directed to the complete list, which was published in a Gazette notice Volume CXXIV-No.238.

The list includes information about the vehicles such as the lot number, ship name and date, arrival date, container/chassis marks and number, container size, consignee, manifest number, and bill of lading (BoL) number.