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Former Kenya Motor Sport Federation Chairman Kahumbura to head motorsport resumption task force



Former Kenya Motor Sport Federation Chairman Jim Kahumbura will head a technical committee that will study and advise on protocols geared towards resumption of motorsport countrywide.
Motorsport is one of the sporting events that were cleared for resumption when CS Amina Mohamed unveiled the final protocols.
Kahumbura, who is also the 1997 Kenya National Group N Drivers’ Champion in a Toyota Celica, will lead a team composed of technical experts in various disciplines of the sport.
KMSF Chairman Phineas Kimathi, MBS in a statement said: “As KMSF, we remain committed to ensuring the safety of competitors, officials, spectators media and all who interact with our sport.
Last week, the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage released resumption to sports guidelines to be observed in the process of opening up sports activities as the Covid-19 pandemic eases off.”
“Subsequently, and to guide the return of motorsports, I have constituted a committee to study and advise on protocols that will ensure resumption of motorsports”.
Kimathi who is also the WRC Safari Rally CEO said “the committee will subsequently present their proposed guidelines to the Board of Directors of the Kenya Motor Sports Federation for adoption and implementation.”
The members of the committee are Jim Kahumbura – Chairman (Motorsport Council Chairman), Gurvir Bhabra (Rallies Commission), Norris Ongalo (Safety Commission), Dr. David Karuri (Medical Commission), Falgun Bhojak (Autocross Commission), Maina Muturi (Karting Commission), Chris Eden (Raid Commission), Sylvia King (Sponsorship Liaison),  Jerry Orode (KCB Representative), Azar Anwar (Member), Frank Tundo (Member)
and Mwaura Njuguna (KMSF Representative).
“KMSF would like to thank the Cabinet Secretary for Sports Culture and Heritage, Hon. Amb (Dr) Amina Mohamed and the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Sports, Mr Joe Okudo, for the guidance and issuance of the protocols,” Kimathi said.
Prior to the stringent Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Government of Kenya earlier in the year, the KCB Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) 2020 had only run two events in Stoni Athi (Guru Nanak) and Nyahururu won by Carl “Flash” Tundo  Baldev Chager respectively.
The Kenya National Karting Championship held one event at the Whistling Moran racetrack in February. 
 KCB Autocross Championship has been to Jamhuri Park as well as the new track at the Waterfront in Karen.
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