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Namwamba Appoints Gacheru as CEO of WRC Safari Rally Kenya 

Sports Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Ababu Namwamba, has appointed Charles Gacheru as the WRC Safari Rally Kenya CEO for a period of three years. In a gazette notice issued today, CS Ababu also named the Oversight Team for WRC. 

Ababu will Chair the team whilst Peter Tum, Principal Secretary in the State Department of Sports, will be the Vice-Chair. Members of the team will include PS State Department of Tourism, a Representative from the Kenya Motor Sports Federation, KCB Group CEO Paul Russo, Caroline Gatimu, Safina Khan, Isaac Melly and Maurice Chetambe.

Gacheru will be the CEO of the WRC Safari Rally Project and Secretary to the Oversight Team.

Gacheru is a seasoned Sports Organiser and is the founder and MD of IMG Kenya, Kenya’s leading sports agency with nearly 20 years of experience. 

Among the events that Gacheru has been involved in include several Olympic and Commonwealth games, local and international golf tournaments including the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, the Magical Kenya Open, the Karen Masters and many amateur golf series across East Africa. 

Gacheru has also been involved in the Safari Sevens Rugby Championship and the Sevens Circuit and in football he currently wears the hat of Chairman of Tusker FC. Through his company, Gacheru manages the entire sports portfolios for KCB Bank and KBL across Rally, Golf, Rugby, Football, Chess, Volleyball.

In his younger days, Gacheru played Badminton for Kenya, donning the national colors at the young age of 16 years whilst still a student at Mangu High School. 

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