039 Elgon 4X4 Challange concluded on 22nd October, 2017after two days of intense offroad competion. Seventeen participants took the start in the town of Bungoma and although that might not sound like such a big number, they came from as far and wide as Narok, Kajiado,Nairobi, Eldoret, Nandi, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia.
The Challenge itself was least anticipated. At first glance, Kamuneru Special Section did not look the most inspiring in the world especially compared to others like TeaZone and Daraja Mungu, but put seventeen of the country’s best 4X4 in a rolling start, the spectacle created itself. At the top of the table was Hudson Khasian navigated by Samora Machel only two points ahead of Ismail Muneer from Narok.Gathecha Chris seemed headed for a convincing win with his Pajero but lost critical points for failure to participate on the second day.Andrew Keitany emerged fourth behind Max Waweru but really put up a wonderful show.
A surprise guest at the event and apparently the only lady participant was Agnes Waweru in her dashing Land Rover110 PUMA.Shegave boys a run for their money. PaulAgoi of LakeVictoria North Water Services Board was a true insipiration for Prado owners. His offroad skills were exemplary to say the least. Ronald Kidero despite skidding out of a useful rut into a ditch steered his Land Rover Defender masterflully to beat the notorious Kamuneru Challenge
All this was a culmunation of months of planning, recce,effort and money. We hope this report will provide useful information about the 2017edition of 039 Elgon 4X4 challenge.