President Ruto calls for fans to turn up for WRC Safari rally in Naivasha

President William Ruto has made a rallying call to Kenyans to attend the upcoming WRC Safari Rally scheduled for this week from March 28th to 31st in Naivasha. The iconic rally, which is highly regarded as the toughest rally in the world, promises to captivate rally fans in the country and around the globe.

While welcoming the international rally drivers, President Ruto said: “This Easter weekend, I join the people of Kenya to welcome top WRC Safari Rally drivers to Naivasha, in the Great Rift Valley, an incomparable beautiful destination in magical Kenya, the first home of humankind. We are honoured to host the world’s toughest motor rallying contest, a captivating showpiece, where human ingenuity and endurance, breathtaking rugged terrain and the epitome of automotive engineering excellence are stretched to the limit in the epic struggle that is the WRC Safari Rally.”

The President further assured participants that the government has taken all measures to assure the safety and security of all participants.
“I take this opportunity to assure every participant that every measure has been taken by relevant government agencies to ensure that the Safari Rally is safe and secure. Welcome home and enjoy the Easter magic of WRC Safari Rally.”

President William Ruto will flag off at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, and after flag off the motorcade will proceed to Kasarani National stadium for a short exhibition and afterwards, head to Service Park in Naivasha which is the nerve centre of the event.

The event takes various routes in Naivasha namely, Malewa, Loldia, Elementaita, Soysambu with various spectator stages along the routes and terminates at the Hells` Gate National Park, where various closing events, including celebrating the winners will be held.

As one of the toughest events in the World Rally Championship’s history, the Safari Rally Kenya is renowned for its challenging terrain and demanding conditions. This year’s edition promises to uphold its legacy, offering drivers and spectators an unparalleled experience filled with thrills and excitement.

Preparations for the event are currently in full swing, with organisers and teams working tirelessly to ensure everything is in place for a seamless and unforgettable experience. Among the many aspects being meticulously attended to include the Service Park which has already been erected.

Commenting on the event’s preparations for the event, WRC Safari Rally Kenya CEO Charles Gacheru, “The preparations for the Safari Rally are proceeding smoothly, and we are currently at the tail-end, with meticulous attention to detail. Our dedicated teams are working tirelessly to ensure that all aspects of the event have been addressed. From setting up the Service Park, to coordinating logistics and ensuring safety measures are in place, every aspect of the rally’s organisation is being carefully managed to meet the highest standards expected of such an event. The Service Park is located at the Kenya Wildlife Research Training Institute, serves as the nerve centre of the rally, where teams fine-tune their vehicles and conduct essential maintenance with the help of their dedicated mechanics

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