The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is seeking bidders to buy over 30 vehicles that have been put on public auction.
Through a public auction notice published on Nation on Friday, December 3, IEBC under the leadership of chairperson Wafula Chebukati, is looking for people interested in buying the used units.
Some of the car models being auctioned by the electoral agency include Terios, Nissan double cabin, Peugeot, Toyota saloons, a mini bus, a Land Rover and a Mitsubishi Pajero.
Others include Land Rover Defender, Toyota Van, Nissan pick up, Toyota Land Cruiser, Volks Wagen Passat, and Nissan Navara among others.
The prices of the units vary depending with the model with some going for as little as Ksh45,000 while others are priced as high as Ksh2.9 million.
The auction will be taking place in different locations. In Nairobi, it will be taking place in Industrial Area and Kemu Towers. Others will be auctioned in Isiolo county, Machakos county, Kakamega county, Kilifi county, Lamu county and Garissa county.
Interested persons can start placing their bid as from December 17 starting from 10am. In some areas, the auction will run up to January 2022.
Interested bidders will be required to pay a refundable deposit of Ksh20,000 per vehicle and a non-refundable deposit of Ksh5,000 for the stores and cash office at Anniversary Towers in their offices.
All fully paid for vehicles must be collected within 7 days of clearing the bid. Failure to which the vehicle will be given to the highest second bidder and the initial deposit forfeited.
The auctioneers have, however, reserved the right to accept or reject any bid without being compelled to give any reason whatsoever.
IEBC is also auctioning assorted obsolete stores in different parts of the country across the 47 counties. The bidders will be required to follow the same rules while acquiring the items.
This is a move to get rid of many vehicles which are being used currently by the electoral agency.
This comes just months after Kenya Airports Authority also placed planes for sale with some going for as less as Ksh100,000 in different airports across the country.
In one of the bid that went viral is that of a tycoon who bought three planes and donated one to Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.