The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has since 2003 sponsored the Kenya National Rally Championships (KNRC), made up of seven rallies throughout the year and staged in different parts of the country. The bank’s sponsorship between2009 and 2011 was Kshs30 million ($352,941) annually.
KCB’s involvement in rallying, since the loss of Safari Rally from the World Rally Championships in 2002, has returned motor sport on the international rallying map with the introduction of the KCB East African Rally Challenge and KCB intercontinental Rally Challenge. The theme for KCB’s 2011 rallies was Tuko Pamoja (We are together), and the self-explanatory tagline for the theme was “bringing people together through rallying”.
KCB’s commitment to motorsports in the region has seen the Bank create the KCB East African Rally Challenge (EARC) that runs in some of the regional markets where the Bank operates, namely Uganda and Rwanda. Ian Duncan reclaimed the KNRC Division One title that he last won in 2000. He won the Safari Rally, Nairobi’s Guru Nanak, Bankika Rally in Lukenya, S&L Mortgages Rally in Nakuru, Mtaani Rally in Mombasa and Kisumu’s Advantage Banking Rally. The other KCB KNRC 2011 ral-