CS Amina Mohamed urges youth to embrace motorsport


CS Amina Mohamed urges youth to embrace motorsport

In Summary

  • Sports cabinet secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed has called on more women and youth to get involved in motorsport as the country heightens preparations for the Safari Rally
  • The Safari Rally, which last ran in 2002, will return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) in June and while Amina said she is happy to see young people embrace rallying as a sport, she urged women to do the same.

Sports cabinet secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed has called on more women and youth to get involved in motorsport as the country heightens preparations for the Safari Rally.

The Safari Rally, which last ran in 2002, will return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) in June and while Amina said she is happy to see young people embrace rallying as a sport, she urged women to do the same.

“The intention obviously are the objectives that we have is to make this sport popular to women and to young people. We want to make sure there are more young people interested in the sport and so we have started an initiative with the CEO and WRC to make sure this is achieved,” CS Amina said.

The CS emphasized that the government of Kenya will work hard to ensure the event lives up to expectation as one of the world’s most iconic WRC legs.

She promised there will never be another threat to the country to lose the WRC status again after it took Kenya years to bring back the global championship.

 “We are working hard to ensure that the sport attracts so many visitors in the near future. We want the game to also attract young people, and to create many jobs. We want young people to talk about the sport when they grow up the same way we are doing now – the memories are nostalgic.” Said Amina.

The C.S said they have been working 24/7 to realise the pledge made by the President which will now be part of the heritage for Kenya.

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