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President Ruto Flags Off WRC Safari Rally 2024 At KICC

President William Ruto has today launched the WRC Safari Rally 2024 competition at the Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.

The Head of State, speaking before flagging off the racing cars on Thursday, said the prestigious motor racing event comes as a special Easter holiday gift to millions of families to bond over a thrilling spectacle.

“You really can’t find a rally as tough, compelling, beautiful and rewarding as the one in Kenya,” Ruto said.

He assured that Kenya has made world-class preparations to provide top-notch racing grounds and fun activities during the shakedown starting today, March 28 to Sunday, March 31.

Among the local drivers who will feature in the race include 5-time Safari Rally champion Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo, ARC African Continent race champions Karani Patel, Hamza Anwar, Aakif Virani and Sommah Vohra.

The drivers will also show their dominance against their foreign counterparts in a special show in Kasarani area today before heading to Naivasha, Nakuru county, where the event will take place.

The second day of car racing competition which is tomorrow (Friday), will take place in the areas of ​​Loldia, Geothermal and Kedong for two rounds.

On Saturday, racing fans will be entertained starting from ​​Soysambu area to Elementaita and Sleeping Warior for two rounds.

A 36-kilometre terrain will be the driver’s racing field on Sunday which will start from Malewa, Oserengoni before all activities are officially completed at Hells Gate for two laps.

The Safari Rally Kenya is one of the toughest events in the World Rally Championship’s history due to its challenging terrain and demanding conditions.


By Matildah Obaigwa


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