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Tragedy Hits Classic Rally As Director JS Vohra Dies

Part of the action at the 2015 Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic. PHOTO/Courtesy
Part of the action at the 2015 Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic. PHOTO/Courtesy

NAIROBI, Kenya- The rallying fraternity is reeling in shock and disbelief following the death of accomplished hotelier and East Safari Classic Rally Director, Jaideep Singh Vohra on Friday.

JS as he is popularly known as in rallying circles died earlier in the morning following a tragic accident on the road from Amboseli to Namanga while heading towards one of the day’s section.

Following his accident Clerk of Course, Richard Leeke, confirmed the rally will go on as scheduled in memory of the fallen administrator.

The immediate former Kenya Motor Sport Federation chairman is believed to have rolled with other officials who survived the accident.

“With deep regret we announce the passing of Jaideep Singh (JS) Vohra in a road accident today.

“We believe that he would want the East African Safari Classic Rally to continue and we as organizers believe the 2017 event should continue in his memory.

“Our deep condolences to go to his family and friends,” Leeke said in a bulletin.

Meanwhile, Day 3 restarts from Ol-Tukai Lodge on Saturday with an overnight stay at Taita Lodge.

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