Uganda’s motocross federation plans to petition the Federation of International Motosport (FIM) over Kenya’s late withdrawal from the third and final round of the FIM central and East Africa motocross championship event that ended on Sunday at the motorsports Arena, busiika.
Kenya shunned the event claiming that Uganda had an unmanageable crowd that threatened the safety of their riders on tracks.
The vice president in charge of Motorcycling at Federation of Motorsport Uganda, Joseph Mwangala says Kenya’s concerns were addressed on time and approved by FIM that went ahead to send an official, Ray Wilson to inspect the event.
In Ray’s report he confirmed that Kenya’s petition was not authentic, and this encourages us more to file a petition.
The suspicions are that Kenya deliberately refused to honour the event in Uganda after organising the Kenyan national championship back home on the same day — going against FIM regulations.
Kenya may either be asked to refund to Uganda all costs used in organising the event or have their riders banned from participating in the FIM regional motocross challenge. This will depend on the verdict of the FIM jury.