President Uhuru Kenyatta demonstrated his driving skills again after taking the wheel of a safari rally car at the State House.
In the clip shared on Thursday June 17, the head of state is strapped into the racing car before walking around the yard.
He opted for a Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) car, which has been known for its speed since its inception 60 years ago.
Uhuru rides with a passenger who appeared to be his instructor and leans in front of him before he ignites the engine and takes off shortly after a photo op.
President Uhuru Kenyatta drives a Safari rally car at the State House on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
He made the drive during an event where he presented brand new rally cars to young Kenyan drivers Hamza Anwar, 22, McRae Kimathi, 26 and Jeremy Wahome, 22.
The President wished the young drivers good luck in the Safari Rally and future local and international motorsport and wished them to always be good ambassadors for Kenya.
He further noted that Kenya is adequately prepared to welcome back the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari rally, which begins in a week’s time.
“It was 2010 when we started working with the WRC to ask them to come back. There were a lot of hurdles on the way.
“The preparations have been intense and I would like to thank all the agencies, our private sector and rally enthusiasts who put their time and effort into making sure this event takes place,” said Uhuru.
He also appealed to Kenyan motorsport enthusiasts who will be participating in the four-day safari rally to behave well.
“My hope and prayer is that over the next few days we will act in such a way that everyone accepts and understands that the Safari rally is and will be here now, and we probably will not.” lose it.
“But that depends not only on how you all perform, but also on how the Kenyans themselves will act,” he added.
The event takes place from 24the until 27the June 2021 after an 18-year break.
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