In tribute of JS Vohra (pinky), East African
Safari Rally ltd is hosting a ‘mini classic’ rally on August
Safaricom ltd has
paired up with East African Safari Rally Ltd to run the event
the rally will start from Sarova Panafric hotel in Nairobi and
will be concluded at Sarova Woodlands hotel, in Nakuru.
Director Raju Kishinani said the entry fee is kshs 21,000 per
car and all the proceeds of the entry fee will be presented to
the family of JS Vohra to donate to a charity organization of
–Consumer Business Sylvia Mulinge said: “Safaricom co-sponosred
the 8th Edition of the East Africa Safari Classic
Rally, which ended on 1st December after 9 intense
The success of the 8th
Edition was however blighted by the sad news that one of East
Africa’s Safari Classic rally’s greatest icons, Jaideep Singh
Vohra had passed away on his way to watch the Marathon Rally.
Losing an iconic
rally director was heartbreaking.
The team thought of
how he would have liked to be remembered and to him the success
of the eighth edition of East Africa Safari Classic rally was
It is through the
spirit of greatness and toughness that he led the team with that
the organisers were able to resume the race in his honour.”
“This year, the team continues to celebrate him and will
organize a mini classic rally in memory of the late JS.
“We are happy to be
part of the team. We are glad that the rally fraternity invited
us to be part of the mini classic rally and we are counting on
everyone in this room to make it a success.
“JS was passionate
about Kenyan drivers and the fact that the mini classic is
affordable to local drivers is a great way to celebrate the
milestones he made to ensure the East Africa Safari Classic
rally is what it is today.
“In that respect,
Safaricom has sponsored Sh.4million towards the mini classic
event, which will take place between 16th and 19th
of August in his memory.
“We are proud to be
part of this great event in honour of JS who made the East
Africa Safari Classic rally a part of our sports heritage as a