In Summary
  • Government will seek funds from external sources for the planned projects
  • Wario also confirmed at the same function that the Government has began paying the salary of national football team coach Adel Amrouche while indicating that his ministry has already met with stakeholders to draw up plans that will stem the increasing cases of hooliganism in football.

The Government intends to start the delayed construction of five state-of-the-art stadiums in the country next year.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario confirmed this Thursday while answering questions from journalists at Harambee House during the State of the Nation briefing.

“The initial phase (of improving infrastructure) is ongoing as you can witness with the renovations of the Mombasa, Kisumu and Kipchoge Keino stadiums,” Wario noted.

The Cabinet Secretary added: “The next phase now is to begin the paperwork to construct new facilities, a process that is currently under way. We are happy some counties have already donated land for this purpose.

But this initiative is very expensive and will have to be bankrolled with money from external sources. Constructing five, 50,000-seater stadiums is not a joke.”

The Jubilee administration’s election manifesto promised Kenyans five brand new stadiums in Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Garrissa and Eldoret.

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