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World Classic Rally returns to the north rift

Two decades since the dust settled on the roads, the East Africa Safari Classic Rally vrooms back to the North Rift for a historic spectacle.

Drivers representing 68 countries are expected to bring the region back to a vrooming showpiece that revs off from December 9th to December 11th 2022.

The three-day rally will provide Uasin Gishu County and the entire North Rift region as a whole the perfect platform to advertise its tourism potential.

“We are grateful that the event is coming back to Eldoret. It will market the county and the region as the best tourist destination,” Chief Officer Kipleting Mengich said during a meeting at his office that was also attended by County Director of Tourism Margaret Ayabei.

According to an official from the World Classic Rally, the competition will involve vehicles manufactured in 1984 and earlier.

The vehicles will be covering between 600 to 700 kilometres along dusty roads across Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Trans Nzoia counties.

On December 9, the showpiece starts off in Nakuru through Solai, Lake Bogoria to Marigat, Emining, Saos, Kipsaos then to Eldoret.

The next day, the competitors start from Rupa Mall to Kapkitony, down to Kipsaos, Plateau, Kipkabus Forest, and back to Eldoret.

On the third day, the rally cars will traverse through Iten and several parts of Elgeyo Marakwet including Chebara, and back to Eldoret for a wrap-up.

Ghalib Haji, a resident of Uasin Gishu County, will be representing the city of Champions in the rally.

By Kiptanui Cherono

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