Kirigiti Stadium to be ready in four months, says PS Kihalangwa


Kirigiti Stadium to be ready in four months, says PS Kihalangwa
File Photo of Immigration Principal Secretary Gordon Kihalangwa.

In Summary

  • The construction of a 15,000 capacity Kirigiti modern stadium in Kiambu County is on track with 45% of the work done and it is expected to be opened to the public in the next four months
  • The national government through the ministry of sports released Sh590 million in October last year for the rehabilitation of the stadium with sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed launching the construction of the stadium

The construction of a 15,000 capacity Kirigiti modern stadium in Kiambu County is on track with 45% of the work done and it is expected to be opened to the public in the next four months.

The national government through the ministry of sports released Sh590 million in October last year for the rehabilitation of the stadium with sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed launching the construction of the stadium.

In an inspection tour to the multi-million sporting facility, Principal Secretary for Public Works Major General (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa noted that the stadium is one of a kind as the contractor is applying modern technology to erect the structure.

“This is a modern stadium which is being built using modern technology, there’s precast concrete and it only started three months ago and it’s expected to be complete in May this year,” he told Citizen Digital.

The respected military man added that the construction of this stadium has met the required international standards.

“The stadium is being built on international standards and international matches will be held here,”

PS Kihalangwa was accompanied by seven other permanent secretaries to inspect several development projects in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard.

The Jubilee government had promised to construct nine modern stadiums during the campaigns for the 2017 general elections and Kirigiti stadium was on that list.

Kirigiti Stadium is one of the oldest sporting facilities in Kiambu County and it was initially constructed by the colonial government as a cricket ground and this made locals to directly translate the word cricket to Kirigiti that suits their dialect.

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