Kenya Films and Classification Boss (KFCB) Ezekiel Mutua has criticized the #Vasha craze' as lazy, idle, and debased.
According to him, World Safari Rally offers Kenyans a chance to showcase and sell their best as the global event puts Kenya in the global sports arena.
Mutua, on his Twitter account, has called upon everyone to rather sell our flora and fauna, innovation, and culture during the three-day spectacular event.
"The World Safari Rally epitomizes discipline, teamwork, resilience & determination. It's a global event that puts us in the global sports arena. Let's use it to market the best of Kenya - our flora and fauna, culture and innovation, not the lazy idle and debased Vasha" talk," he tweeted.
This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta officially flagged off the 2021 World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally Kenya at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre grounds.
The President flagged off the first ten rally cars that included three Kenyan teams comprising Carl Tundo, Hamza Anwar, and Mcrae Kimathi as well as 91-year old three-times European champion Sobieslaw Zasada who becomes the oldest competitor in the history of the World Rally Championship.
In a statement, PSCU confirmed that a car driven by State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita and his co-driver Tuta Mionki was also among those flagged off at the spectacular event in which 58 teams are participating.
Speaking at the iconic sporting event, President Kenyatta commended the event organizers and all stakeholders for their diligence and hard work that ensured the resumption of the safari rally after a 19-year hiatus.
The Head of State said the Safari Rally holds a special place in the country’s history, saying the event is synonymous with the country’s growth.
“Over the years, the rally maintained its ‘rough and tough’ reputation. It ensured that we tested both our physical limits on the roads and our innovative strengths in the development of bigger and faster machines,” President Kenyatta said.