Kenyan Government issues measures ahead of WRC Safari Rally event

Sports CS Amina Mohamed during the preparations at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, ahead of the World Rally Championship in Naivasha. [Elvis Ogina, The Standard]

The Kenyan Government has issued a raft of measures ahead of the WRC Safari Rally mega event set to kick-off tomorrow.

The Government through the Ministry of Sports discouraged groups of more than twenty people at any of the designated spectating zones along the circuit.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed urged Kenyans to observe Covid-19 containment measures during the four-day mega event.

“All the Covid-19 protocols remain in place, nothing has been suspended. The rally takes place during the day, and We don’t expect multitudes of people congregating in Naivasha at night,” said CS Mohamed in a press briefing on Wednesday.

Security measures have also been put in place to ensure safety of fans according to the Principal Administrative Secretary for Interior Moffat Kangi.

“General of Police has put in place adequate measures to ensure safety and security of the spectators. This includes deployment of uniformed and plain-cloth police officers at strategic places along the circuit.

“We are happy that this multi-million dollar event is going to boost our economy. The first thing we must do as Kenyans and WRC fans is to express our excitement in a reasonable way and behave well. We must observe all the safety measures and the COVID-19 protocols at all times,” said Kangi.

Sports PS Joe Okudo, WRC Safari Rally Kenya CEO Phineas Kimathi, and PDU Secretary Andrew Wakahiu were among the officials present during the briefing.

Safari Rally stages

June 24

-Presidential and VIP Speeches at KICC

-Super Special Stage SSS 1 at Kasarani (Section 1)

June 25

-SECTIONS 1&2 /2&3 (Chui Lodge 1&2, Kedong 1&2, Oserian 1&2)

-Opening of media centre Service Park Naivasha

-Publication of start list for Section 4

Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo and his co-driver Tim Jessop arrive in Enashipai Spa in Naivasha in their Minti Motorsports VW Polo R5 on 22/6/21 ahead of the World Rally Championship in Naivasha. [Antony Gitonga, The Standard]

June 26

-SECTIONS 4&5 -Service Park Naivasha (Elementaita 1&2, Soysambu 1&2 and Sleeping Warrior 1&2)

-Publication of start list for Section 6

June 27

- SECTION 6-Loldia 1 & Hell's Gate 1

-SECTION 7-Malewa, Loldia 2

-SECTION 8- Hell's Gate 2 (Wolf Power Stage)

-Finish Podium Ceremony

-Final Scrutineering

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