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CS Amina: We will host a memorable Safari Rally

Last updated 2 months ago | By Ernest Ndunda

Leroy Gomes and his navigator Urshlla Gomes in last year's Safari Rally FIA African Rally Championship in Naivasha. [David Gichuru, Standard]

The government has fully promised to go flat out to ensure Kenya hosts a successful World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally next year.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed also urged the local organising committee to involve experts in their preparations ahead of the event. 

“The government will continue to avail resources for the execution of the event and to structure a road safety program to further embed the values of safe motoring,” said Mohammed at the weekend.

The CS was speaking in Mombasa during the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally Project Team Building session, which was attended by among others, the WRC Safari Rally Project Chief Executive Officer Phineas Kimathi.

“There is need to synergise government’s operations to enhance efficiency and quarantine effective delivery,” added Amina.

Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amina Mohamed, addresses members of WRC Safari Rally Kenya at Flamingo Beach Hotel in Mombasa on 24th October 2020. [Omondi Onyango, Standard]

Amina also urged organisers to use this chance and learn on how to host a memorable rally, which is considered as one of the most challenging in the world. 

“I am glad to note that so far, we have observed these lessons with admirable precision prompting specific actions and responses on our part. We engaged the WRC promoter to work with us and have together, mapped out the route, engaged various manufacturers and teams to participate in the rally.”

“We also set up the service park and will keep checking the course to ensure it brings the thrill, competitiveness and entertainment that the Safari Rally commanded,” said Amina.

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