The government, through the Ministry of Public Service and Gender, has announced its plan to dispose of inoperable motor vehicles, office equipment, and office furniture.
According to the official notice, these items will be available for public auction on June 20.
The Public Auction Day will take place at multiple locations, namely the Supplies Branch in the Industrial Area, Weights and Measures in South C, Kenya School of Government in Kabete, and Harambee House.
Individuals interested in purchasing these items are advised to gather further information from the state department website, www.publicservice.go.ke.
Alternatively, the applicants can visit the Head Supplies Chain Management Office at Telposta Towers, 2nd Floor, during regular working hours.
The auction will feature goods that have exceeded the designated timeframe for storage.
A comprehensive list has been compiled, detailing the description of the goods, their respective owners and addresses, as well as the physical location of the items.
A thorough physical inspection will be conducted to verify the accuracy of the details and descriptions, after which the goods will be assigned lot numbers.
Subsequently, this list will be submitted to the government printers, and a notice urging importers to collect and remove the goods within 30 days. Failure to comply will result in the goods being sold through a public auction on a specific date.
Once the notice is published in the Kenya Gazette, the listed goods will undergo a second, more extensive examination by organizations such as the Kenya Bureau of Statistics, the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service, the port health pharmacy, and the poisons board. This examination will determine whether the goods are suitable for release into the Kenyan market.
Any items found to be unsuitable will be condemned for destruction and will not be eligible for sale.
Furthermore, the commissioner will appoint a valuation customs officer to inspect the goods and determine reserve prices, which cannot be lower than the taxes payable under normal circumstances.