Rhino charge set for June 2

May 08, 2012
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This year’s Rhino charge motor sport has attracted 65 entries led by veteran charger Arbi Mussani ,Global Freight CEO, who has competed in the event for the last 21 years.

The sports whose aim is to raise money to support the construction of electric fence around Kenya’s water catchment towers like Aberdares Range and Mount Kenya will be seeking to increase their collection from last year’s Ksh.77m when the charge zooms off on June 2 at a yet to be disclosed venue.

Valerie Gunputrav, Rhino Ark Trust Administration Manager said that the chargers will check in at the Braeburn School in Nanyuki where they will be provided with the route note which has the 'secret location' where the charge will take place.

“Check in will be done at in Nanyuki, two days to the main even whose venue will remain secret until the last day. Entries have been closed and all the registered teams should check in at the Braeburn School,” explained Gunputrav Gunputrav after he received a 1.5m cheque from Kenya Airways, KQ Cargo.

KQ Chief Operating Officer, Mbuvi Ngunze explained that Ksh 750, 000 would go towards the supporting the Trust activities while the rest will be used to support one of the teams, Global Freight which will also be participating this year.

Other participants expected to take part in the arguably one of the toughest games played in the jungle alongside Mussani and Maktni who will be charging car number 52 are Peter Kinyua to be in charge of car number 23 in the men’s team while ladies team will see Tanya Church fight it out on car number 17, Pink n Parl team (18) and Adil Kawaja on car number 44. Veteran Mussani who has participated in the games since its inception in 1988.

“The games will be difficult this year but I expect to win fairly, this game is one of the toughest in the world,” he said. Rhino charge is an initiative run by Kenya’s charitable organization, Rhino Trust Ark founded in 1988 to help in the conservation of the five water towers, Mt. Kenya, Aberdares Range, Mau Forest, Cheranganyi and Mt Elgon.

After a successful completion over 400km electric fence around the Aberdares, the organizers will now shift to the Mt. Kenya and Mau-Eburru Range.

 

 Elvince Joshua

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