Tapio Laukkanen Wins KCB Kisumu Rally 2015


Former Finland Rally champion, Tapio
Laukkanen, led from start to win the
KCB Kisumu Rally on Saturday.
It was the season-opening race of the
2015 Kenya National Rally
Laukkanen led from start to finish in
an out-dated Subaru Impreza, which
was previously driven by Manvir
The Fin is not new to Kenya, having
been here on regular basis to train rally
drivers with his professional skills
through his rally school.
“I am very pleased to have won the
rally though I’m feeling dizzy after the
heat in the car. My energy level has
also gone down because of the heat,”
said Laukkanen.
When asked about the difference in the
wintry weather conditions that made
him a champion in Finland, he
responded by saying that he could not
compare the Kenyan event with his
home rallies as it gets extremely hot,
not only outside the car but more inside
it with unbearable temperatures.
In 1996, he won the Finnish Rally
Championship in a Volkswagen Golf
GTi, while in 1999 he won the British
Rally Championship with a Renault
Mégane Maxi.
Among others, he has trained Onkar Rai
and Manvir Baryan. He also took part
in one of the KNRC rounds last year, but
retired due to a mechanical fault.
Jaspreet Chatthe took full advantage of
his home event by clinching on to the
second place in yet another “old’ car.
His Mitsubishi Lancer EVO10 was
placed 54 seconds adrift of the Fin, who
is vying for the entire 2015 KNRC series
under the local Competition License
issued by the Kenya Motor Sports
Rajbir Rai’s dream of winning the rally
for the second time ended disastrously
after his Ford Fiesta rolled it in the
third competitive stage of the day.
Both driver and navigator walked out
unscathed though the car was slightly
Rai (Onkar), who is among the top
drivers to have been trained by
Laukkanen, was placed in the third
place in yet another Mitsubishi Lancer
He was followed home in the fourth
place by the current national
champion, Baldev Chager, whose
similar version of the Lancer lost
valuable minutes after a puncture in
the final stages of the competition.
1. Tapio Laukkanen/P. Torma (Subaru
Impreza RC2-R4), 2. Jaspreet Chatthe/
G.Panesar (Mit Evo 10 RC2-N4), 3.
Onkar Rai/Gareth Dawe (Mit Evo10
RC2-N4), 4. Baldev Chager/R.Soni (Mit
Evo10 RC2),5. Jas Mangat/C. Buzabo
(Mit Evo10 RC2-R4), 6. Izhar Mirza/
Kashfi Sheikh(Mit Evo9 RC2-N4), 7.
Jasmeet Chana/R. Chana (Mit Evo9 RC2-
N4), 8. Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock
(Ford Fiesta RC2-R5), 9. Jonathan
Somen/R. Hechle (Ford Escort MK11
Classic) and 10. Mahesh Halai/K. Halai
(Subaru Impreza N12 RC2-N4).
11. Asad Khan/TBA (Subaru Impreza
N10 RC2-N4), 12. Pavit Kenth/R. Sehmi
(Mi Evo9 RC2-N4), 13. Farhaaz Khan/
Riyaz Ismail (Mit Evo9 RC2-N4),
14. Aslam Khan/Arshad Khan (Porsche
911 Classic), 15. Sammy Nyorri/E.
Njoroge (Toyota RunX NAT-2WD), 16.
Dennis Mwenda/Job Njiru (Mit Evo9
RC2-N4), 17. Jansher Sandhu/Rommy
Bhamra (Mit Evo9 RC2-N4), 18.
Jitendra Dhokia (Subaru N10), 19.
Gurmit Thethy/H. Limbani (VW Golf
MK3 NAT-2WD), 20. C. Chhabhadia/J.
Kosgei (Subaru Impreza GC8), 21.
Nikhil Sachania/C. Singh (Mit
Challenger NAT-SPV), 22. Bhupinder
Sagoo/I.Khan (Toyota Ceres NAT-2WD)
and 23. N. Kana/J. Mwangi (Subaru
Impreza GC8 NAT-S).Tapio


KCB Kisumu Rally 2015


37 drivers enlist for KCB Kisumu Rally 2015
Car No. 8: Onkar Rai/Gareth Dawe
(Mitsubishi Evolution 10/ RC2-N4. Kabras
Sugar Team)
Car No. 1. Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni
(Mitsubishi Evolution 10/RC2-N4. Kabras
Sugar Team)
Car No. 99. Tapio Laukkanen/Pasi Torma.
FIN (Subaru Impreza GVB13 /RC2-R4.
Multiple Racing
Car No 6. Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock. UK
(Ford Fiesta RC2-R5. Multiple Racing)
Car No. 5. Jaspreet Chatthe/Gurdeep
Panesar (Mitsubishi Evolution 10/RC2-N4.
Team Kibos)
Car No. 4. Rajbir Rai/Timothy Challen (Ford
Fiesta RC2-R5. Rai Racing)
Car No. 3. Ian Duncan/Amaar Slatch
(Nissan Patrol NAT-SPV)
Car No. 2. Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (Proton
Neo SatriaRC2-S2000. Menengai Oil)
Car No. 15. Alastair Cavenagh/Gavin
Laurence (Proton Neo Satria RC2-S2000)
Car No. 9. Raajpal Bharij/Jasneil Ghataure
(Mitsubishi Evolution 10RC2-N4/Delights
Car No. 95. Jas Mangat/Cedric Buzabo
(Mitsubishi Evolution 10 RC2-R4)
Car No. 25. Izhar Mirza/TBA (Mitsubishi
Evolution 9 RC2-N4. Coast Pekee)
Car No. 14. Tejveer Rai/Zahir Shah
(Mitsubishi Evolution 10 RC2-N4. Kabras
Sugar Team)
Car No. 17. Jasmeet Chana/Ravi Chana
( Mitsubishi Evolution 9RC2-N4Identisys/
CRS Motorsport)
Car No 18. Farhaaz Khan/Riyaz Ismael
(Mitsubishi Evolution 9RC2-N4ALS
Car No 19. Karan Patel/Taiseef Khan
(Mitsubishi Evolution 10 RC2-N4. Filmico
Car No. 22. Mahesh Halai/Ketan Halai
(Subaru Impreza N12. RC2-N4. Shamba
Boyz Racing)
Car No. 24. Ghalib Hajee/Bharat Pattni
(Mitsubishi Evolution 10/RC2-N4)
Car No 47. Asad Khan/TBA
(Subaru Impreza N10. RC2-N4)
Car No. 49. Dennis Mwenda/Job Njiru
(Mitsubishi Evolution 9RC2-N4. Silverspread
Team Meru)
Car No. 36. Hussein Malik/Shameer Yusuf
(Mitsubishi Evolution 6. S class. National Oil
Car No 100. Pavit Kenth/ Raju Sehmi
(Mitsubishi Evolution 9RC2-N4)
Car No 35. Jonathan Somen/Richard Hechle
(Ford Escort MK2 CLASSIC. Cuderia
Car No. 37. Eric Bengi/Tony Gikuhi (Toyota
Car No 52. Aslam Khan/Arshad Khan
(Porsche 911 CLASSIC. ALS Motorsport)
Car 54. Ranjeet Sehmi/Imran Khan (Ford
Car No 103. Steffano Rocca/Franco Donadel
( Datsun 260Z CLASSIC)
Car 64. Nadeem Kana/James Mwangi
(Subaru Impreza GC8 NAT-S Thumbs Up
Rally Team)
Car No 98. Jansher Sandhu/Rommy Bhamra
(Mitsubishi Evolution 9RC2-N4)
Car 60. Gurmit Thethy/Harshil Limbani (VW
Golf MK3/NAT-2WD. Thethy Motorsport)
Car No. 66. Leonardo Varese/Kigondu
Kareithi (Toyota Corolla RSI NAT-2WD. Sport
Pesa Racing)
Car 68. Chandrakant Chhabhadia/Jonathan
(Subaru Impreza GC8NAT-S. Shajhanand
Car 74. Nikhil Sachania/Charanjeev Singh
(Mitsubishi Challenger NAT-SPV Filmico
Car No. 78. Alex Lairang’i/Anthony Gichohi
(Toyota Sprinter NAT-2WD. Team Delights)
Car No 80. Sammy Nyorri/Edward Njoroge
(Toyota RunX NAT-2WD)
Car No. 101. Savraj Bhui/Margaret Wangui
“Kui Qui” (VW Golf MK2 NAT-2WD. Reliance
Car 104. Bhupinder Sagoo/Imran Khan
(Toyota Ceres. NAT-2WD. Sagoo Rally

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How Mandela Sold Out The Blacks


Since it is Nelson R Mandela
birthday today 18 July 2012, it is
only befitting to write a letter to him
as he and the world celebrates his
birthday. This is an open letter to
Dear Former President Nelson
I was only about 5 years old when
were released from prison. I come
from a poor background as a black
child and I was raised by my
grandmother. In 1994 South Africa
had its first democratic elections; I
remember people around me
including my grandma were excited
to vote for you and the ANC
government. Sadly my grandma
passed away before she could vote
in beginning of April in 1994.
I understand that you had meetings
between 1985-1990 with P. W.
Botha to have a negotiated
settlement. Revered late ANC
President, Oliver Reginald Tambo,
referring to your meetings with the
colonial-apartheid regime in the
crucial 1980s, said “ Prisoners
can’t negotiate their freedom”.
I have read that according to aged
ANC veterans, Tambo seemed
disturbed about senior members of
the leadership including you, who
could have compromised the
organisation. He seemed to
question whom to trust. This,
according to those veterans,
eventually led to Tambo’s first
In 1990 before you were released
from prison you assured your
supporters that the nationalisation
of mines, banks and minerals were
on the cards. That belief had
formed the core doctrine of the
ANC and was enshrined in a
document known as The Freedom
“The national wealth of our
country, the heritage of South
Africans, shall be restored to the
people; the mineral wealth beneath
the soil; the banks and monopoly
industries shall be transferred to
the ownership of the people as a
whole; all other industries and
trade shall be controlled to assist
the well-being of the people,” the
charter states.
It later emerged that you and other
ANC leaders were busily creatively
re-interpreting the “Freedom
Charter’s” commitment to
nationalisation in order to comfort
the monopoly white capitalists.
The nature of the sell out
When you negotiated with the
Nationalist had intended to oversee
a settlement which guarantees the
maintenance of a white capitalist
South Africa and of the profits
extracted from the exploited black
masses, and leaves power firmly in
the hands of the white capitalists
for the foreseeable future. As De
Klerk has insisted “ I do not intend
to negotiate myself out of power”.
On the contrary, negotiations were
intended to prevent the victory of
the black masses. De Klerk had laid
a trap for the blacks into which
they were being led by you. Any so-
called ‘deal’ made with devils
MUST, by default, go wrong! Truth
be told; you were out-negotiated by
the Nationalists.
Failed transfer of power during
The negotiations focused on two
aspects: one was political, the
other economic. When you were
negotiating with the Nationalists
you choose to separate political
and economic power. That was
your biggest mistake and betrayal
to black people. The transfer of
ownership of wealth and land is at
the heart of a transfer of power.
Hence it was clearly stipulated in
the Freedom Charter. But you chose
to ignore that.
During the negotiations everyone
was watching the political
negotiations. You were too
concerned that if the political
negotiations didn’t go well there
would be mass protest. People
were not interested in the economic
negotiations and when the
economic negotiators would report
back, people thought it was
technical; no one was interested.
(Lack of education) You should
have known better. This is where
we missed our freedom completely
and you sold it to the Nationalists.
Failed economic negotiations and
state ownership of the Reserve
Mr Former President, your mandate
from the people was to ensure that
the values of the Freedom Charter
were implemented including
nationalisation of country’s assets.
Instead of nationalising the mines
you were meeting regularly with
Harry Oppenheimer, former
chairman of the mining giants
Anglo-American and De Beers, the
economic symbols of apartheid
Shortly after the 1994 election, you
even submitted the ANC’s
economic program to Oppenheimer
for approval and made several key
revisions to address his concerns,
as well as those of other top
industrialists. Shame on you for
selling out of minerals and land to
the imperialists.
The outcomes of those meetings
were that you could have the
political power but the gold and
diamonds would remain in the
hands of the individuals that
controlled it before. Have you
forgotten what the Freedom Charter
had said??
One of the most revealing aspects
of the economic transition was the
ownership of the Reserve Bank of
South Africa . Arguably the most
powerful institution in the country,
its fate was explained by Durban
businessman Vishnu Padaychee;
asked to draft a document for the
negotiating team on the on the
pro’s and con’s of having an
autonomous central bank, run with
total autonomy from the elected
government. Padayachee could not
believe what he was hearing. He
and his team drafted and submitted
the document with a clear policy of
not allowing the Reserve Bank to be
He was later told by the negotiating
team that, “We had to give that one
The bank is privately owned and
today has some 650 shareholders.
Why did you let go of the Reserve
Bank and let the imperialist whites
take control of it Mandela?
During the negotiations you agreed
that not only would the Reserve
Bank be run as an autonomous
entity within the South African
state, with its independence
enshrined in the SA constitution,
but it would be headed by the same
man who ran it under apartheid,
Chris Stals. Another Apartheid era
figure, finance minister Derek
Keyes, also retained his position in
the new administration. Mandela
how could you allow the people
who oppressed us to be in charge
of the Reserve Bank?
Padayachee lamented that with the
loss of the Reserve Bank,
“everything would be lost in terms
of economic transformation”. This
is indeed true; everything was lost
when YOU handed over the Reserve
Bank!!!!! One of the Freedom
Charter pledges is the redistribution
of land; this became highly
constrained with a new clause in
the constitution which protected all
private property.
Failed rainbow-nation coated myth
You have been preaching this
rainbow-nation myth to the world
that does not exist but only exists
in your head. Reconciliation has
meant nothing but black people
`forgiving’ whites for 300+ years of
dispossession, humiliation and
suffering. I experience pain every
time a white South African – at the
shop; in a bar; on the Talk Radio
702 or online forums – says that
“ We need to forget the past, get
over it.” It is like they are saying to
us `forget your pain’. And that from
someone who benefited at your
expense! We have suffered racial
abuse and our abusers are among
You and Desmond Tutu’s rainbow
myth glossed over this pain – much
to the relief of whites. Whites fail to
acknowledge our pain and
suffering – and their position as
beneficiaries of our pain. But you
were overly concerned with not
rocking the boat as far as whites
were concerned. That is why you
are the subject of a personality cult
in the white community than the
black community.
Whites in this country believe that
you are the only honourable black
person while the rest of us blacks
are corrupt, criminals, rapists,
drunkards and uneducated
The FREE & FAIR environment
post-94 is another rainbow-coated
myth. Black people are not free
(unless you describe freedom as
being able to vote and not having
to carry ID’s 24/7). We are not
FREE and very little is fair! All
thanks to you Mandela.
The current state
Are you aware that blacks remain
landless, underfed, houseless,
under- employed, badly
represented in senior managerial
positions? The state of healthcare
and education for black people
remains as it was, if not worse
than, under apartheid.
Vestiges of apartheid and colonial
economic patterns, ownership and
control remain intact despite the
attainment of political freedom by
you. Are you aware that political
freedom without economic
emancipation is meaningless?
The unemployment crisis is also
defined along racial lines due to the
fact that in the third quarter of
2010, 29.80% of blacks were
officially unemployed, compared
with 22.30% of coloureds, 8.60% of
Asians and only 5.10% of whites.
About 12 million of the population
lives on less than R2.50 per day,
whilst 16 million South Africans
receive social grants.
In terms of racial distribution of per
capita income, African and
coloured income levels in 2008
were still only 13% and 22%
respectively of white per capita
income, compared to 10.9% and
19.3% in 1993. The income gap for
Indians has narrowed, with Indian
per capita income in 2008 standing
at 60% of those of whites as against
42% in 1993.
In 1995, median per capita
expenditure among Africans was
R333 a month compared to whites
at R3 443 a month. In 2008,
median expenditure per capita for
Africans was R454 a month
compared to whites at R5 668 a
month. Source: [Leibbrandt, M. et
al. (2010), “Trends in South
African Income Distribution and
Poverty since the Fall of
The economy has failed to create
jobs at the pace necessary to
reduce extremely high
unemployment, and the education
system has failed to ensure that
equalised public spending on
schooling translates into improved
education for poor black children.
Final thoughts
The democracy has not brought
what was promised, you as former
president of the ANC and of the
country is responsible for that
Mr Former President what you have
done for black people is that you
have laid the final brick by selling
out on the struggle to achieve your
dream of political victory. Your
dream which has become our worst
nightmare as black people.
You sold us as black nation for a
“Noble Peace Prize” and that is the
reason for the service delivery
demonstration and the lack of
service delivery. Our Constitution
hailed as the best in the world
favours the Caucasians while it
oppresses the Africans. Thanks for
nothing Mandela. You understood
the Kempton Park negotiations as a
sell-out solution to rescue white
capital and for the few in power,
and that such a democracy would
continue the suffering of the black
I have a problem with people giving
“Messianic status to Madiba” like
a black Jesus when we all know
that you have failed the black
When I started out this letter I told
you about my grandma who died
before she could vote for you. Well,
I am glad that she never voted for
you as she would have voted for a
traitor. What you have done is
simply continued where the
apartheid government left us off
and dug the holes of poverty and
oppression deeper.
Before you leave this earth I would
like you to take responsibility and
apologise for your actions and
what you did to black people. You
sold our land to the imperialists, if
you fail to apologise before you die
it simply means you are an
accomplice to them.
When you eventually die and meet
the likes of Dr Hendrink Verwoerd
and P.W. Botha may you have
good time with them and laugh at
how blacks continue to suffer. I
have nothing but hatred for what
you have done to us.
Signing out from the deep dark hell
hole of continued oppression you
put us in.
Yours Sincerely,

Mandela Vs Robert Mugabe


In brief, below is my final findings about
the two world celebrities and African
statesman, Nelson Mandela and Robert
President Robert Mugabe
Has been the President of Zimbabwe since
1980. He won the hearts of many after he
worked tirelessly to see a peaceful
atmosphere and good relations between
black and white Zimbabweans. All hell
broke loose in the early 80s when the so
called Gukurahundi Massacre swept over
the Matebeleland and Midlands Provinces
claiming nearly 20 000 lives. The
Massacre was reportedly carried out by
the North Korean 5th Brigade and
President Mugabe discribed the Massacre
as a moment of Madness. However the so
called democratic powerhouses went
silent on the matter. The massacre was
described by analyst as a sign continued
rift between the Ndebele and Shona
A darling of Britain and the world,
President Mugabe was envied by many,
receiving doctorate after doctorates from
learning institutions around the world. A
peace loving man, pan-Africanist and
revolutionary, President appeased the
people from the Matebeleland region by
signing the Unity accord with Joshua
Nkomo of PF Zapu, who then became
Vice President. Schools were built, roads
improved and over 200 000 people were
resettled on formerly white owned farms
by 1990.
President Mugabe’s continued political
dominance remained with little
competition from opposition parties up
until 1996. Relations with whites started
to sour with most of the democratic
champions fuming over the emergence of
human rights abuses with Mugabe saying
gays were worse than pigs. President
Mugabe remained a hero, mainly in rural
Zimbabwe as the urban populace were
smelling democracy from neighbouring
South Africa. Trouble erupted when
Britain refused to hounor its pledge of
funding the Land Reform Programme.
Black Zimbabweans who lived in dire
poverty and farmed on unfertile land were
protesting against over 4000 white
minority farmers who occupied vast
pieces of lands.
With an economic meltdown, President
Mugabe was loosing popularity after he
send troops to DRC to support freind
President Kabila. With the emergence of
the Democrats, in the likes of Prime
Minister Morgan Tsvangirayi, who won
the hearts of the urban populace,
President Mugabe was left with no choice,
he declared the fast track Land Reform
Programe in 2000. This strained relations
between Zimbabwe and the West. violence
and human rights abuses was now the
norm of the day with Zimbabwean
cricketers wearing black arm bands in
protest during the World Cup.
Although the Land Reform programe has
benefited poor black Zimbabweans, it has
reduced Zimbabwe from being the bread
basket of Africa to a constant beggar
riddled with poverty and corruption.
President Mugabe is now the pioneer of
racism, labelling colonialist at an chance
given. His Zanu-PF party is being held
responsible for the death of over 300
MDC supporters in the 2008 general
elections. President is gradually loosing
respected from global citizens, most of
whom refering him as a dictator. But
Zanu-PF functionaries and Non-Aligned
Movement leaders still believe President
Mugabe is an examplary leader who has
not bowed to Western sponsored anti-
African democratic practises.
@89 he owns vast businesses and
several farms, a presidential scholarship
programe and so many other
programmes which can match him to a
philanthropist. He will square off with PM
Morgan Tsvangirai in the next
harmonised elections.
On the contrary, his former South African
counterpart Nelson Mandela has a
different rating on the global arena. He is
reffered to as the father of democracy in
Mandela took over the South African after
fighting the Aparthaid regime in 1994. He
championed democracy, reconciliation
and peace till he stepped down just after
serving a single term. He worked on
democratic but people oriented
programmes. From economic to political
matters, Mandela made sure that every
South African was a benefactor. He was a
catalyst in world affairs, from Mummur
Gadafi to Canan Banana.
Having received over 250 awards, charity
organisations set after his name, a world
icon, Mandela was critised for letting
down mostly poverty stricken black South
Africans to appease white South Africans
and West Emprealists.
With most black Zimbabweans farming on
fertile land, some owning businesses and
holding major boardroom post as a result
of the much hated Mugabe’s polices.
Lastly, I want to wish Papa Nelson
Mandela a quick recovery. .