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Nyaluoyo Auctioneers explain undergarment auction that went viral

By Nyaboga Kiage January 31st, 2023 2 min read

An auctioneering company on Monday, January 30, 2023, advertised that it would be auctioneering underwear. The advertisement went viral.

The advert by Nyaluoyo Auctioneers called on interested parties to save the date and show up to check out their auction items on February 7, 2023, where they will have male and female underwear for sale.

“Pursuant to our principal’s instructions, we shall sell the following goods by public auction,” the advert read in part.

The auction will be at the auctioneer’s office yard in Kisumu at 11 am.

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Mr James Josiah, the Director of the company, on Monday night told the media that the notice, which made rounds on social media, was not well understood.

“The tenant moved out of the shop and left the undergarments behind, so there is no way I can take them and not declare. He had arrears of Sh120,000,” Mr Josiah said, adding that the tenant left the premises unannounced.

According to Kenyan law, auctioneers should gazette what is up for grabs and not silently make away with such items.

Mr Josiah explained that the occupant left behind the said garments that will be auctioned for the landlord to recover his arrears and damages.

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The owner of the place which will be auctioned is identified as Mr Zacharia Sichenje Masika.

The list of items that will be sold includes; four men’s underwear, four ladies’ underwear, kid bags, eye adhesive, and hip enlargements.

Others who have seen their goods and property being auctioned by the company include; Sheila Euphemia Okumu, where assorted phone covers, one projector, and used phone screens were seized.

The other is the Institute of Advanced Technology, where 57 office chairs, five executive chairs, a photocopying machine, one printer, one wall clock, one metallic cabinet, 22 office tables, and 28 computers.

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