President Kenyatta affirms government’s commitment to upgrading sports facilities

President Uhuru Kenyatta, Sports CS Amb. Amina Mohamed and other leaders at the refurbished Nyayo stadium. Photo/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday opened the refurbished Nyayo Stadium, which was renovated at a cost of more than Kshs 650 million. Speaking when he opened the stadium which had been under renovation for around three years, he said the government’s aim is to ensure Kenya’s facilities are improved to suit international standards.

He also affirmed the government’s plan to improve other sporting facilities across Kenya, “Our endeavour is to ensure that our sporting facilities can compare favourably with the top addresses around the world. In that regard, we are in the process of developing other sporting facilities throughout the country,” he said.

He said the government is the on the verge of completing the construction of Jamhuri Sports, Leisure and Entertainment Park in Nairobi and the upgrading of sporting facilities in Eldoret, Marsabit, Meru, Chuka, Kisumu, Nyeri, Makueni, Wanguru in Kirinyaga and Kirigiti in Kiambu. The President has directed the Sports and Heritage Ministry to ensure they are completed and ready for launch by the end of December this year.