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KENHA Nullifies Auction of Select Vehicles

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The Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) has since nullified the auction of select motor vehicles from their just concluded auction running from 7th to 14th February, 2024. Other items on offer were Obsolete, Surplus and Unserviceable Items which included; office equipment, assorted weighing bridge equipment, ICT equipment, among others.

During the auction, it was revealed that chaos ensued quite a number of times even as some of the bidders suspescted foul play in the whole process. You can watch how the events unfolded in the video below by Pamurick Show on Youtube. Remember to subscribe to the channel.

“It has come to the attention of the authority that some members of the public frustrated the auction of select items in the just concluded auction process. It reads mischief in the select bidders offer since they have not honoured their bids,” read part of the statement by KeNHA.

KENHA Statement

KENHA stated that the items in dispute will be re-advertised and set for a fresh auction. “In compliance with the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Regulations (PPADR), the said bidder will lose their auction deposit of Ksh 60,000. The items in question will be processed for a fresh auction.” read another part of the Statement.

KENHA Auction

KENHA had offered a total of eleven (11) vehicles for auction mainly stating that the reason for sale was high maintenance costs. The vehicles included; Toyota Prados, Toyota Fortuners, Toyota LandCruiser and Toyota Hilux Double Cabins. From the vehicles on auction, KENHA had reserved some of the vehicles exclusively for Special Interest Groups, that is; Women, Youth and Persons Living with Disabilities.

Vehicles at the KENHA Auction. Photo: Pamurick Show on Youtube

The Authority had stated that for a a prospective bidder to obtain a bidding number to bid for any of the vehicles they were required to deposit a refundable fee of Sh60,000.00 per vehicle, Sh50,000 for the weighbridge scrap and containers per lots and Sh5,000 for other lots in cash to KeNHA at the cash office at the Auction Centre before being allowed to bid. Further, successful bidders were required to pay twenty-five per cent (25%) of the purchase price in cash or deposited in KeNHA bank account provided in the catalogue at the fall of the hammer and the balance to be paid within 14 days.

X (formerly Twitter) expressed their displeasure over the auction with some terming it as a sham.

It has emerged that some of the bidders overbid for the vehicles to discourage genuine bidders. For instance, the Toyota Prado reserved for Persons Living With Disabilities was reserved at Kenya Shillings 690,000. The highest bid offered for the vehicle was Kenya Shillings 10.2 Million.

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Young Lawyer with a passion for vehicles. Upcoming Motor Journalist. L'écriture est ma passion. Nissan Patrol Y 62 is the goal. www.karimi.co.ke karimi@spaceyamagari.com

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