MBARARA RALLY ORGANIZERS DEFY POLICE, RDC TO GO TO CONTROVERSIAL KAKYEKA STADIUM TODAY
directive cancelling the rally super special stage at kakyeka stadium
Mr Kakeeto Saidi the event manager says despite the order they will go
on with their plan of Kakyeka circuit.
He described the police order as a mere speculation and cheap talk
adding that police had not understood what they were up to as they
were waiting for a letter from the works ministry that authorized the
lifting of the speed on the road.
Police in Mbarara yesterday cancelled Kakyeka circuit claiming that
the organizers of the event failed to make safety assessment report of
the pitch which they said is situated near Mbarara town where several
other functions will take place on the same day.
The Mbarara rally is a competitive race that opens the national
calendar of motor sport championship every year.
Police also claimed that the organizers snubbed involving security
officials in the planning process who would have advised them on the
best way to have a successful motor rally competition in order to
avoid such late time crossing of the Kakyeka circuit which they said
organizers are free to relocate to any other place.
But Kakeeto says such an arrangement can’t be applicable because it
requires a period of more than 8 weeks planning. He said Kakyeka
stadium was agreed upon after their initial plan of having the circuit
at inertia runway failed and assured the people that the super special
stage will not destroy the stadium.
This evening a football match was taking place at Kakyeka stadium when
journalists visited the pitch.
This year’s race will cover six sections beginning from Kakoba point
in Mbarara Municipalit, Sanga, Akageeti, Ekyapa and Kikatsi has
attracted some of the western based motor rally drivers like Yasin
Mukasa who vowed to challenge top drivers like Jas Mangati, Arthur
Blick Junior, Pole Pole, Hassan Alrwi and Sebuguzi Ronald the winner
of last year’s Mbarara motor rally who have already registered for