Safari Rally to inject billions into Kenyan economy, says Amina

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed speaks during the closing ceremony of the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally Staff Conference at Pride Inn Flamingo Beach Resort in Mombasa on October 24, 2020.

Photo credit: Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The Safari was to return to the WRC series this year after staying out in the cold since 2002, but the eagerly-awaited comeback was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic
  • Amina projected that the WRC Safari Rally will converge in excess of 825 million visitors in the form of spectators, online games participants on Safari Play Station and global television viewership
  • The CS noted that apart from competition, the WRC safari Rally will also play a leading role in propagating road safety

Kenya will reap handsome rewards from the Safari Rally’s return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) circuit with an estimated Sh6 billion expected to be injected into the country’s economy, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said.


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