FIA president Jean Todt with KMSF chairman Phineas Kimathi and Richard Ekai the principle secretary of Ministry of Sports
FIA president Jean Todt with KMSF chairman Phineas Kimathi(R) when he visited Kenya in 2015

Federation Internationale De L’Automobile(FIA) president Jean Todt is in Kenya to ascent the WRC Safari rally project.

Todt, who was received by Kenya Motorsports Federation(KMSF) President Phineas Kimathi upon his arrival on Monday will be in the country on a two day visit.

He is hoping to put some more weight in a bid to return the Safari rally into the World rally championship (WRC) series.

Todt will launch the WRC Safari rally project headquarters at the Moi International Sports centre at Kasarani, Nairobi on Tuesday .

“It was an honour for Todt, a former Safari rally co-driver to accept opening the Safari rally headquarters. We shall discuss at length the Safari rally subject together with the government and motorsport authorities,” says KMSF President Kimathi.

The Safari rally last featured as a WRC round in 2002.

The campaign to have the Safari rally revive its lost glory kicked off in 2015 when Jean Todt visited Kenya.

He met with the Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta who promised his full support of the cause.

The Kenya government earlier this year funded the project with USD 2.5million.

Kenya will host the second round of the African Rally Championship on 16-18th March. The African series event will help assess Kenya’s ability to host the world event yet again.

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