World Rally Championship in suspense following President Uhuru Kenyatta directive

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World Rally Championship is in suspense following sports suspension by the president. Corona virus has continued to hit hard on the sports sector in the country of late following an upsurge in the number of cases in the country

The latest is the cancellation of Machakos rally; the second round of the Kenya National Rally Championship. The rally was due this Sunday in Machakos.

The cancellation follows Friday’s Covid-19 address by Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta in which all sports activities in the country were suspended.

There has been a huge increase in Covid-19 cases in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and neighboring counties. A cessation of movement has also been issues across five counties; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Nakuru and Kiambu.

The suspension of sports in the country comes at a time when kenya was scheduled to host the World Rally Championship (WRC). A worry to the athletic fraternity that was highly in wait from June 24-27 a return that will end its close to two decades off the world status.

The Federation of Kenya Football (FKF) has also issued a notice to all branches for the suspension of all branch leagues across the country till further notice.

It is not yet clear of when the sporting activities will commence again in the country following the president's directive on his speech today.

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