Gov’t to build 3 stadia at Sh90b

Gov't to build 3 stadia at Sh90b

The government has commenced construction of three modern stadia at an estimated cost of Sh90 billion in the country as part of a Jubilee pledge to construct five major stadia across the country to boost sporting activities.

Speaking on Saturday in Isiolo, Culture and Art Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario said three playing grounds have been designed in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret and the remaining two stadia will be initiated through a public private partnership (PPP).

According to Wario, the facilities will consist of a running track, a football pitch and a decent gallery where people can sit comfortably while watching sporting activities.

He also noted that the stadia would be fenced to prevent animals from grazing in them, as some stadia in the country are being used as grazing grounds for cattle.

“I would like to tell you that these stadia will be decent and built to international standards and will fenced to keep people from grazing their cattle there,” said Wario.

The stadia are expected to enable Kenya to host international sporting events such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup.

The cabinet secretary further said that the government, through the establishment of the Kenya Academy of Sport, is keen on nurturing talents to deter idleness that leads to the youths’ involvement in illegal activities.

Written by Paul Barasa

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