Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed officiated over groundbreaking ceremony for Kisumu’s Jomo Kenyatta Stadium.
In the next six months the 20k capacity facility will be erected at the Mamboleo ASK ground.
Kshs350 million has been commited by the national government towards the project out of a budget of Kshs1.4 billion needed for it’s completion.
Kisumu County Government Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o speaking at the function thanked the national government, saying the project is as a result of good relations between the two levels of government.
“Bad politics breeds bad life, while good politics breeds good life,” Nyong’o quoted the late fromer President Daniel Moi.
He committed that renovation of Moi Stadium will proceed as planned, dispelling rumours that it has stalled.
“Those who are doubting, let’s wait and see, Moi Stadium renovation will proceed to completion.”
Amina will preside over renaming of Jomo Kenyatta Sports Group to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Sports Group later in the day.
The facility within Kisumu’s central business district has also been undergoing a facelift in a bid to modernize the stadium as per international standards.
In the lead-up to the 2013 General Elections, the Jubilee Government under the leadership of President Kenyatta in his manifesto promised the construction of new stadia in Nairobi, Eldoret, Mombasa, Nakuru and Garissa, but seven years down the line, the pledge is yet to be fulfilled.