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A man at the impound yard at Pangani Police Station. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Pangani Police Station has hired an auctioneer to dispose of impounded matatus and motor cycles. In a Gazette notice published Friday, Astorion Auctioneers representative Kevin Gitau said it had received instructions to auction the identified items, which remained unclaimed after being impounded and detained at the station over a long period.

“Owners of motor vehicles and motorcycles lying unclaimed at Pangani Police Station should collect their properties within the next 30 days, failure to which Astorion Auctioneers shall proceed to dispose of the same via a public auction on behalf of Pangani Police Station,” said the notice.

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Among the vehicles targeted for sale by the key crime-solving station is a Mercedes Benz saloon registered in Uganda, a Volvo Saloon, several minibuses, Nissan caravan, a numberless Mitsubishi trailer, Nissan Saloon among others.

The auction follows a request to the Chief Magistrate’s court at Makadara by the Office Commanding Pangani Police Station who sought authority to clear off ‘debris’ from the station yard.

Most motorcycles are usually impounded during raids where riders abandon the same and flee while majority motor vehicles are detained for varied reasons including being impounded from crime scenes.

Personal cars are also held in safe custody awaiting conclusion of criminal cases in court.

Other items to be sold are assorted electronic items recovered from theft suspects, two gas cylinders, two trolleys, a lorry cabin, four vehicle tyres, a milk can, four ordinary bicycles and eight twisted Y8 iron bars. The notice lapses on December 7.

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