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58 cars set for this year’s Rhino Charge as Safaricom pumps in 15M

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The Rhino Charge 2024 edition has received a boost following a Ksh.15 Million boost from Mobile Telephony Company Safaricom.

The funds will also support Adil Khawaja and his team of four. Khawaja who drives car number 44 is aregular participant in the event having done so in the past two decades.

“Once again, we are delighted to sponsor the Rhino Charge, an initiative dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and protection of our endangered ecosystems. We firmly believe that businesses can be a force for good, and our support for this iconic event underscores our dedication to environmental conservation and sustainable development. By partnering with Rhino Ark, we aim to protect Kenya’s precious mountain forests and raise awareness about the critical role they play in our ecosystem,” said Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom CEO.

Last year’s event held at Nkoteyia Community Conservancy, did set a fundraising record after managing to raise a total of Ksh.173 million. Car No. 44 (AK44), led by Mr. Khawaja, emerged as the top fundraiser with an impressive total of KES 60 million.

This year’s competition is set to take place on June 1st, in Kajiado County with a total of 58 cars registering for the championship.

Mark Glen who is the defending champion is hopeful of retaining his title this year as well.

“I immensely thank Safaricom for their continued support of the Rhino Charge event. Their generous donation is part of the strategic partnership with Rhino Ark, aiming at supporting critical ecosystems. Rhino Charge is one of the most spectacular and extreme 4×4 events, bringing together Kenyans for the cause of conservation. Preparations are going well, and we are ready to host the event. As of today, we have 58 car entries participating in the competition,” said Christian Lambrechts, Executive Director of Rhino Ark.

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