Kenya tourism board has announced its sponsorship for the Maralal international camel derby. The board presented a cheque of ksh700, 000 to the organizers of the event. This year’s event has already registered participants from 20 countries marking an increase from last year which stood at 12 countries. Maralal camel derby was started in 1990 to promote Maralal as a tourist destination and for fundraising. The race brings together amateur and professional camel riders.