CS Ababu Namwamba Enjoys Ride In Ksh48 Million Lamborghini [VIDEO]

In adherence to Lamborghini's love for speed, the Urus sprinted down Parliament Road much to Ababu's excitement

CS Ababu Namwamba Enjoys Ride In Ksh48 Million Lamborghini [VIDEO]
CS Ababu Namwamba enjoys a ride in a Lamborghini Urus in October 2023. /ONELIFE RALLY

Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ababu Namwamba in October 2023 got a rare opportunity to ride in the back seat of a Lamborghini Urus, one of the fastest Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) in the world.

During the first edition of OneLife Safari Rally Kenya that took place between Nairobi and Malindi from Saturday, October 28, 2023, to Saturday, November 4, 2023, the CS climbed aboard the Urus' backseat where he experienced the vehicle's raw power.

In adherence to Lamborghini's love for speed, the Urus sprinted down Parliament Road much to Ababu's excitement, exclaiming "That take-off is insane, absolutely insane!"

Here is the video:

Mixed reactions ensued on social media with some netizens claiming that the CS would move mountains to acquire the SUV for himself.

Ababu was also photographed interacting with fans who had flocked to the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in their thousands for the OneLife Rally event.

On Sunday, October 22, OneLife Rally shared a video of a Lamborghini Urus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) being loaded onto a cargo plane bound for Kenya, hours after the car was included among its lineup of cars to feature in the motorsports feat.

Features Of Lamborghini Urus

One of the world's most expensive SUVs is no stranger to Kenyan roads as a yellow version of the car was first spotted in Kenya a few years back and said to be owned by a local businessman.

The SUV is among many cars said to be owned by Kenyans but registered in neighbouring Uganda. Many people who import vehicles through Tanzania, Uganda and occasionally South Sudan dodge paying huge Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) taxes, which can be as high as the car's price.

An orange Urus was spotted in Mombasa on January 16, 2023. The Urus is one of the fastest vehicles of its class in the world and costs around Ksh36 million for the basic trim, while the top-range model goes for around Ksh48 million before taxes. 

The performance-oriented vehicle, the first super SUV by the Italian carmaker, is powered by a Lamborghini twin-turbo V8 engine producing 675 horsepower. This engine is mated to an 8-gear automatic transmission.

Speed is in the vehicle’s DNA, and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and from 0 to 160 in 8.4 seconds. The Urus has a top speed of 305 km/h. 

“The Urus enables you to discover any terrain, from track to sand, ice, gravel or rocks. It is the absolute all-around super sports car and more,” Lamborghini describes the vehicle.

The OneLife Rally car enthusiasts brought Nairobi to a standstill at KICC where thousands of Kenyans thronged the venue to meet them.

They also got an opportunity to glance at the sports vehicles that included the Urus, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Porsche 911 GT3, a Porsche Macan GTS, a Ford Ranger 4x4, a Ford Raptor F150 and a Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid.

After the event, they embarked on a 258-kilometre drive to the Maasai Mara to relish the beautiful flora and fauna in a seven-day cruise that also saw them cover Amboseli and Tsavo West National Park while also travelling to the Coast region in Malindi.

Throughout the journey, the group filmed the cars in action while also honouring the local communities by donating to multiple charities.

The group, hailing from Slovenia, began by shipping luxury cars either by plane or sea.

"Thank you Kenya, for everything, the breathtaking moments, the experiences, stunning nature and incredible moments, Each moment was special, something beyond what we have ever experienced before," one of the foreigners described the Kenya tour.

Poster showing the OneLife Rally event held in Kenya between October and November 2023. /ONELIFE RALLY