Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has injected excitement into the KCB rally by rewarding the fastest rally drivers in selected sections of the rally. Drivers in all categories namely division one, division two, division three and the 2 wheel drive category are eligible for this reward.

The sections - dubbed Shell stages - are only 3km long, and within the closed area of the rally due to safety reasons.

This competitive stage, started during the rally in Voi that has just concluded, with the Twiga section selected to be the Shell stage.

By the end of the series, 20 drivers will have been awarded.  For Twiga the winners were: Karan Patel, Division one; Dennis Mwenda, Division two; Pavit Kenth, Division three; and Leo Varese, 2 wheel drive category. All four winners have received their Shell V-Power fuel card prizes.

Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Leo Varese was glad to have won the fuel, as it has boosted his preparations for the Eldoret Rally. “I didn’t win the rally but I’m very happy that I won this competition, which will help me prepare for the Eldoret rally this weekend.” said Varese.

Vivo Energy’s Kenya’s marketing manager Mark Senteu said the company added the twist in the bigger picture of the competition to galvanize its commitment to the rally:  “Vivo Energy Kenya, through V-Power and Shell Helix, is already sponsoring a driver in the rally, but we felt there was need to increase the excitement in the rally amongst all drivers. The drivers are very excited about this new addition in the race and are all hoping to receive a Shell V-Power voucher.”

He added: “This is also a chance to showcase the prowess and capability of Shell V-Power and we wish all the drivers the best but above all we urge them to drive safely at all times.”

Vivo Energy Kenya, through Shell V-Power, is rewarding drivers in these categories to increase the level of competitiveness, create excitement and demonstrate the capability of the fuel. This competition will continue in the remaining four rallies of the series.

About Vivo Energy Kenya

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Kenya since 1900.

Vivo Energy Kenya has a storage capacity of 87,625 m³ and 148 retail stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retailing stores. Vivo Energy Kenya employs 193 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). ;For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,100 people and operates over 1,500 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media contact

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Angela Munyua

Telephone: +254 715 828 427

E-mail: [email protected]

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