Kenya to auction over 70 aircraft for $50
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) says it will auction 73 uncollected aircraft at the price tag of $50. According to local media reports, the auctioning will happen at four main airports.
Daily Nation reported Wednesday that interested bidders for the uncollected junk planes have been invited at Jomo Kenyatta, Moi, Wilson, and Lokichoggio airports.
In a notice seen by the publication, purchasers are advised to view the items and verify their details as there is no warranty by auctioneers.
“All interested purchasers are requested to view the items as per the dates and verify their respective details as these are not warranted by neither the auctioneer nor KAA as the items are being offered for sale ‘as is-where-is’,” the statement partly reads.
The auctioning will happen at Moi International Airport in Mombasa where planes will be sold on November 19, and at Lokichoggio on November 22.
The amount of the money priced on the plane must be paid within 24 hours to avoid revocation of the award according to the notice.
“The balance of the auctioned item must be paid within 24 hours (or) the award will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited and the item sold to the second-highest bidder. The sale will be subject to the reserve price,” the ad said.
Failure to collect the item upon purchase within 14 days would lead to the item being forfeited.
It is the second time KAA is inviting the public to buy uncollected items from its airports since the agency held a similar sale in 2019 as part of a clean-up programme according to Nation.