The Kenyan Ministry of Defence is offering for sale through auction two retired de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft, engines, and their associated parts and spares.
The aircraft with tail numbers 211 and 212 is currently housed at Moi Airbase (Eastleigh) and is being auctioned by M/S Phillips International, on an ‘as-is-where-is’ basis.
Interested buyers would be required to pay for the aircraft catalog at a cost of KShs 1000 ($8.7), a refundable bid number deposit of KShs 200,000 (1,740.64) for the aircraft, and KShs 50,000 ($435.16) for the engines and spare.
All successful bidders will also be required to pay 10 percent of the bid and the rest 21 days after the auction. Unsuccessful bidders will be refunded the bid number deposits.
Successful bidders are urged to retrieve the aircraft within 30 days of the auction from Moi airbase or shall be liable to pay 1% of the bid-offer per day up to a maximum of three months else, they will forfeit the amount paid.
The Kenyan Air Force acquired four DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft in 1986, the de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport, a turboprop aircraft developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou.
One Buffalo aircraft crashed on Thursday, 16 April 1992 near Nairobi-Eastleigh Air Base, Kenya. All 46 on board were killed and six persons on the ground were killed. The airplane had departed the airbase on a flight to Laikipia Air Base, Kenya.
In September last year, Kenya had also tried to sell off two of the retired aircraft.