Ksh. 14B budgetary allocation for Sports

Ksh. 14B budgetary allocation for Sports
A view of the Moi International Sports Stadium, Kasarani. (PHOTO/Kasarani)

The Sports docket has been allocated Sh14 billion as proposed by the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani while reading the 2019/20 budget on Thursday.

The amount is the highest amount ever with a 164 percent increase from  last year’s financial calendar where the Ministry of Sports and Heritage was allocated Sh5.3 billion.

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa welcomed the amount budgeted saying he hopes it would help push sports in the country to a ‘higher level’.

His counterpart at the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Oduor Gangla hopes federations will now be facilitated adequately.

“Very bold move by GOK. hope the sports projects will be completed,” Gangla told Citizen TV.

A huge chunk of the allocation is expected to go towards the redevelopment of stadia and sports facilities across the country.

Kenya is is due to host the Nairobi Athletics Meeting, one of the legs of the inaugural 2020 World Athletics Continental, on September 26.

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