KCB & NBK Pump KShs. 10M into Team AK44 in Rhino Charge


The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and National Bank of Kenya have injected KShs. 10 million into the team led by Adil Khawaja of car 44 (AK44) for this weekend’s Rhino Charge action to be held in Kajiado County.

The event that is marking its 35th edition this year has seen 64 teams confirm their participation – top  teams led by Ian Duncan, Eddy Verbeek, Gurmeet Mehta, Nicholas Foley, and Graham Mckittrick expected to compete at the two-day gruelling competition.

Speaking in Nairobi ahead of the event, KCB Group Director Marketing and Communications Rosalind Gichuru said: “We are deliberate about elevating motorsports to elite levels in the country, this is why we have channeled billions of shillings to the sport over the years. The competition is also geared towards raising funds to conserve the environment which is in line with our sustainability agenda.”

Competing vehicles will be scrutinised on May 31, 2024 before the main event the following day. On Sunday, June 2, 2024, winners in the different categories will be awarded to mark the end of the competition.

Adil Khawaja expressed his excitement ahead of the competition and KCB’s support for his team that will go a long way in enabling them to compete at the highest level, hopefully emerge victorious.

“I want to thank KCB for this sponsorship, as we all know, motorsports is an expensive sport therefore, teams need partners to come onboard to enable them compete at various events. We have prepared well for the showpiece and I want to assure my fans that we will bring the title home,” noted an ecstatic Khawaja.

The fabled 4×4 off-road competition is one of the events held in the country with an aim of raising funds to conserve our water catchment areas, safeguard the integrity and ecological functions of Kenya’s mountain forests, and sources of all main rivers in the country.

Since its inception in 1989, Rhino Charge has raised over KShs. 2billion that has contributed heavily in the conservation of Mt. Kenya, Aberdares, South Western Mau and Mount Eburu in the Mau Forests Complex, as well as Kakamega Forest.

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