If there’s anything Kenyans love nearly as much as free things, it is cheap things.
That explains why every person and their mother yesterday received a forwarded Whatsapp message listing a number of government vehicles being disposed for the cheap. The public auction notice has a catalogue of 40 GK cars, more than half of which are Mercedez Benz.
The most expensive of the cars is a Land Rover 110 priced at 455,000, with the cheapest being a Peugeot 406 priced at only Sh25,000.
We wrote about these German machines in 2014.
The cars are owned by the Judiciary and have been wasting at the Judiciary storage yard near Milimani Law Courts.
Some of them were confiscated from senior judges who were fired after the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board found them unfit to continue serving, while others were surrendered after the government banned fuel guzzlers.
Others were grounded due to lack of funds for repairs.
As much as it may be tempting to buy a Mercedes for Sh200,000, you should be advised that whatever you’ll be buying will most likely end up as scrap metal. Here are some photos.