- Lewis Hamilton was recently in the country at the Reteti Animal Sanctuary in Samburu
- Hamilton becomes the latest high-profile sportsperson to visit the country this summer after Mauro Icardi and Kalvin Phillips
- The Mercedes driver was earlier in Nambia, where he shared some lovely photos on his Instagram account
Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has been spotted enjoying his mini-vacation in Kenya. Rumours had been rife that Hamilton had jetted into the country on Sunday evening.
Hamilton took to his Instagram account to confirm that he was actually in the country, calling it a centring experience.
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Part of the caption read,
Thank you to the wonderful people at the Reteti Animal Sanctuary for not only hosting us, but, more importantly, dedicating their time to rescue, research and conservation. They're the first indigenous, community-owned and run sanctuary in Africa and the work for these animals should inspire us all.
We’re not above animals, we’re with them. More often, we’re guests in their homes. Every day in the motherland is more beautiful than the last. Much love, Kenya.
Hamilton, who races for Mercedes, had earlier shared photos of his trip to Namibia, where he visited the expansive Kalahari desert. He had mentioned that he was using the Formula 1 summer break to retrace his African roots.
The 37-year-old is an outside runner for the Formula 1 title this season after a difficult start at Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. But he has since bounced back to record 6 podium finishes. He is currently sixth on the log with 146 points, 112 points off the leader and defending champion Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton congratulates first Kenyan to win a WRC round, Maxine Wahome
Sports Brief had earlier reported that legendary Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton took to his Instagram stories to congratulate Maxine Wahome after she became the first Kenyan woman to win a World Rally Championship(WRC) support round.
Wahome dazzled through an error-free five stages on Sunday to finish first with 25 minutes and 27 seconds.
She led a 1-2-3 Kenyan finish with Jeremy Wahome and McRae Kimathi finishing second and third, respectively.
Source: Sports Brief News