Gaming machines, alcohol among goods to be sold at public auction by KRA
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) through the Customs and Border Control Department (CBCD) has announced a lengthy list of items set to be auctioned off to the public on January 5, 2023.
The list of products brought in between 2020 and October 2022 will be taken out of the customs warehouse and made available for inspection on January 3 and 4, 2023, according to a gazette notice published on December 2.
“Pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004, notice is given that unless the under-mentioned goods are entered and removed from the Customs Warehouse within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice, they will be sold
by public auction on the 5th January 2023. Interested buyers may view the goods at the Customs Warehouse, ICDE on the 3rd and the 4th January 2023, during office hours,” reads the gazette notice.
Among the items are used school furniture intended for donation, kitchen cabinets, steel coils consigned to Ruiru Mabati Factory, and alcohol and whiskies consigned to London Distillers East Africa Limited. Other items include refurbished gaming machines consigned to Enterprise Gaming Limited.
The list also includes denim fabric, sofa sets, sugar, lamps, butyl acetate, household goods, chocolate, candies, and bales of used shoes. Solar home systems consigned to D.Light Limited are also on the list.
The list also includes motor vehicles, spare parts for baby diaper machines, an entire set of rice mill machinery, and automatic brush carwash systems.
CBCD collects and accounts for Import Duty and VAT on imports. Additionally, the department collects Agency Fees on behalf of other cargo-related institutions.
The department supports security agencies’ operations at entry points and collects and accounts for 35% of Kenya Revenue Authority’s gross revenue.