President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday visited Mamboleo ASK, where the construction of Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium is ongoing.
The president spent the night at a Kisumu state lodge and is currently meeting some Governors, Wangamati Oparanya, Ojaamong and Nyong’o amongst other leaders.
Uhuru visited the lake side city late October to inspect the ongoing construction at Mamboleo which is expected to take six months to be completed.
The stadium was supposed to be constructed within the city center, but there was not enough space.
The 30,000 capacity stadium will have facilities for football, rugby, tennis, hockey among other disciplines.
“This was a seed planted in Nairobi and I am happy that the seed is now home. We are nurturing and developing it to become a fully grown plant whose fruits will be enjoyed by all of us, including our grandchildren,” Onunga said.
Source: The Star
ODM leader Raila Odinga said the project was relocated from the center of the city which was not spacious enough to accommodate many people coming if there was a major sporting event within the city, adding that this was part of many projects across the country.
He said the projects once completed will provide various employment opportunities to the youths within the region and not tokenism which is not an answer to the youths unemployment.
The project was commissioned by Sports CS Amina Mohammed.
The site was handed over to the contractors last week in an event presided over by Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o and Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Sports Josephine Onunga.