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    Is the event planned to be near Nairobi or where? If it goes ahead I must say I would be really interested to go there, though it would require lots of planning coming from other side of the planet. And to be honest I am not sure if I would dare to drive myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masa90 View Post
    Is the event planned to be near Nairobi or where? If it goes ahead I must say I would be really interested to go there, though it would require lots of planning coming from other side of the planet. And to be honest I am not sure if I would dare to drive myself.
    Don't drive and stay indoors when it's dark. Chances of getting mugged are about 70 percent. If it's during election time I would stay at home and watch on All Live.

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    Ok, is the situation that bad in Kenya? I have dreamt of a trip there, but ofcourse do not want to risk it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mandzij View Post
    It's easier to host an event in Africa than to find a championship-level driver from Argentina, Kenya or Japan.
    Well there are more wrc rally's than wrc seats, so that's no suprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masa90 View Post
    Ok, is the situation that bad in Kenya? I have dreamt of a trip there, but ofcourse do not want to risk it.
    Do it! Remember what racerx1979 has written, then you should be totally fine.

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    “But the new standards of rallying must be respected. What was possible back then when events ran on open roads is not possible these days with the population. Rallies must now be organized on closed roads, “Todt said.
    Would that this man could simply buy his seat at the head of the UN and just go away. Every minute he's president of the FIA is another minute spent heading in the wrong direction. He and Mosley before him are the undertakers of motorsport.

    Shameful that he was once a co-driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masa90 View Post
    Ok, is the situation that bad in Kenya? I have dreamt of a trip there, but ofcourse do not want to risk it.
    Umm yeah. Every single one of my family members carries a gun in the glove compartment of their car. And nearly everyone who has attempted to walk at night has had their phones or wallets taken It's unsafe.

    If you know who Henry Rollins is then listen to his podcast with Joe Rogan. He's been to over a 100 countries and the most unsafe for him was Nairobi at night. He even mentions being warned by locals to stay in.

    Don't think you're going to some country where you can stroll with your backpack and high five people while eating street food. Be safe and enjoy the rally. Drive carefully if you decide to drive and stay in at night or go out to safe areas (malls etc).

    The wildlife in Kenya is a dream and I suggest everyone go to safari in Kenya. Masai Mara is amazing!

    I've been to Kenya at least 12 times in the last 5 years and nothing has happened. We had a small situation when trying to enter an apartment. A car literally tried to trap us, but when the individual came out of his car, my cousin backed up and drove away quickly. I was shocked, but my cousin then told me to always leave enough space between the car and the gate to make a quick getaway in case someone tries to trap you... yeah not so safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masa90 View Post
    Is the event planned to be near Nairobi or where? If it goes ahead I must say I would be really interested to go there, though it would require lots of planning coming from other side of the planet. And to be honest I am not sure if I would dare to drive myself.
    You will find it the easiest of all. Love for rally is here i. Africa as well. Let us enjoy the WRC events as well. The people who are negative forget that there sre a lot of us in this part of the world that love rally and would like to see one in real. Rally is the sport where there is love among the fans. Let us join the world to enjoy this spectacular sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnybobiche View Post
    Would that this man could simply buy his seat at the head of the UN and just go away. Every minute he's president of the FIA is another minute spent heading in the wrong direction. He and Mosley before him are the undertakers of motorsport.

    Shameful that he was once a co-driver.
    Huh? What's wrong with demanding closed roads for rallying?

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    Apparently there's security concerns over the rally. Not spectator safety issues, but threats of Somali terrorist groups. The rally organizers of course ensure everything will be OK.

    https://www.dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/s...turn-concerns/

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