KRA vehicle auction: The Kenya Revenue Authority is set to auction some 568 vehicles belonging to 100 owners. This auction is scheduled to take place mid next month.
Consequently, KRA has issued the car owners with a notice to clear them, failure to which they will be sold on auction.
KRA chief manager for Port Operations Joseph Kaguru has invited prospective buyers to view the goods on 17th and 18th December ahead of the auction.
“Notice is given that unless the goods are entered and removed from the custody of the Customs Warehouse Keeper, Kilindini within 30 days of this notice, they will be sold by public auction on 19th December, 2018,” says Mr Kaguru.
The list of cars set for auction range from top of the range models such as Mercedes Benz, Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Prado to low-end units such as Toyota Probox.
Vehicles held by KRA for overstaying at the port.
Majority of the vehicles (370) arrived in Mombasa early this year, meaning that they have attracted demurrage costs running into several months.
Jan Africa Investments, a supplier of second-hand cars, has 49 of its vehicles earmarked for the auction with most having arrived in July.
The list of companies with at least five vehicles earmarked for auction includes Autobox Motors, Zain Trading, Jan Japan, Beru Trading and Nakuru-based Rift Cars.