Kwale Governor Hon. Salim Mvurya has flagged off the KCB Ramisi Rally as 21 cars started the 6th edition of the KNRC event at the Kwale international Sugar Company(KISCOL).
Salim Mvurya, speaking at the event underscored the need to engage stakeholders in promoting sports tourism.
‘Ramisi Rally is indeed a momentous occasion for our County and I’m glad that hosting this event will inspire sports tourism as well as generate revenue for our local economy.”
KCB Bank Group Customer Care Director Job Njiru thanked KISCOL for hosting the event at their sugar plantation farm.
“As KCB, we are committed to seeing the growth of the rally sport in Kenya because Motorsports is such a big part of our heritage, and we want it to thrive while cementing our commitment for supporting these competitions. Over the past 19 years, KCB has invested over KShs.1.2 billion towards supporting motorsports, largely rallies and autocross circuits, through Kenya Motorsports Federation (KMSF). ”
“This Year alone, we have supported six rounds of the National Autocross Championship competitions, five rounds of the KNRC competitions and the return of the iconic WRC Safari where the bank committed Ksh.100 million. This confirms our commitment to supporting the Motorsport competitions.
We also supported the return of Rally games back at the coast with the KCB Voi Rally in Voi town, Taita Taveta county. ”
“I am confident that our sponsorship novelty will continue to impact motorsport positively even as we look to nature talents from across all sports in the country.
I would like to wish all the competitors all the best as you traverse the beautiful county of Kwale.”
Safaricom sponsored driver who is also part of the FIA Rally Stars programme Jeremy Wahome retired early from the race after his car rolled.
The event organizers have put in Covid-19 measures and fans have been locked out of the event to control the spread of Covid-19 virus.