Parliamentary Sports Committee hails Nyayo works, warns hooligans


Parliamentary Sports Committee hails Nyayo works, warns hooligans

In Summary

  • The National Assembly Committee on Sports has expressed its satisfaction with the new-look Nyayo National Stadium that is close to its completion
  • The Kenya’s second largest stadium which has been under renovation since 2017 is 95 percent done and set to reopen this month

The National Assembly Committee on Sports has expressed its satisfaction with the new-look Nyayo National Stadium that is close to completion.

The country’s second largest stadium, which has been under renovation since 2017, is 95 percent done and set to reopen this month.

The committee led by Machakos Town Member of Parliament (MP) Victor Munyaka toured the facility Thursday where they hailed the contractor and the government for the executed works.

“The committee is pleased with the progress of the works here (Nyayo) and we are very pleased that in a week’s time the contractor will be handing over the facility so that the stadium will be ready for use as soon as sporting actions resumes when Covid-19 is contained,” said Munyaka.

Also present in the tour were Sports Kenya chairman Fred Muteti and Director General Pius Metto who hailed the committee for their financial support.

“Through the support we got of the budget we have been able to complete this stadiuma nd we are also in the process of finalizing works at Kasarani. We are prepared now and with the fund I don’t think we will have any further delays,” said Muteti.

Muteti explained that focus will thereafter shift to other stadia in the country that had been earmarked for renovations.

At the same time, Munyaka called for stringent measures to be put in place so as to safeguard the stadium against rogue fans who may end up vandalising the facility.

“For this good investment to be protected, we need proper investment on crowd control and security within the stadium and its environs so that we don’t have hooligans accessing any event within the stadium,” said Munyaka.

The completion of drainage system, lighting and the cleaning of the tartan track are some of the pending works.

Already the facility has been fitted with seats painted in Kenyan colours while the VIP dias and the parking also refurbished.

The changing rooms also have a new look.

The facility is also in line to host the Nairobi Continental Tour slated for September 26.

The committee also toured the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

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