Uhuru declares WRC Safari Rally to be held annually until 2026


President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared that the WRC Safari Rally will be held in Kenya every year until 2026.

This follows an agreement between the government of Kenya, Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA), and the World Rally Championship (WRC).

FIA is an association that was established in June 1904 to represent the interests of motoring organizations and motor car users.

On the other end, WRC is the highest level of international competition in the motorsport sector of rallying, which is governed and organized by the FIA.

The President spoke in Naivasha, where he attended the final day of the WRC Safari Rally 2021 edition.

The President was accompanied by a number of leaders, among them Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at the Power Stage Finish of the 2021 Finish of the 2021 WRC Safari Rally in Naivasha, Nakuru County.

Onkar Rai was crowned the World Rally Championship (WRC) winner after winning the Category 3 race after the grueling four-day competition.

Rai, who is the CEO of Menengai Oil Refineries, is the son of Kabra Sugar Company owner Jaswant Singh Rai.

He dedicated his victory to his elder brother Tejveer Rai, who had earlier crashed during the race on Friday, June 25.

Karan Patel and Carl Tundo emerged second and third, respectively, in the much-hyped race.

Onkar had earlier on pointed out that the race would be a tough test for all motorists who would have to prove their mettle against the World’s best.

“The Safari Rally is Safari Rally. The big boys have struggled and so have we. The big machines have had a rough time, as well. It was hard to drive too,” he said after his brother crashed.

He finished seventh on Friday, which showed the tough test for Kenyans in order to scoop the prize.

However, he had promised his fans that he would give it his all for him to pull off a victory.

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