In Summary
  • Speaking at Ruring’u Stadium in Nyeri County, the committee chairman Victor Munyaka termed the status of Ruring’u Stadium ‘a big shame.’
  • This inspection comes barely two weeks after Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu raised the red flag over the stadium
  • He disclosed that the ministry is focused on high-end games like golf and motorsport, neglecting the common youth

The Parliamentary Committee in charge of sports has given the Sports Ministry a three-month ultimatum to address the stalemate in the construction of stadiums in the country.

Speaking at Ruring’u Stadium in Nyeri County, the committee chairman Victor Munyaka termed the status of Ruring’u Stadium ‘a big shame.’ Reconstruction work on the stadium was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta three years ago.

"We are on a fact-finding mission to establish whether public money has been misused in all the stadiums which have stalled in the country. After this, we are going to recommend a thorough audit of what has been done through engineers and other experts who will give a report on the quality of work and if there is value for money," said Munyaka.

He added: "As a committee, we blame the Ministry of Sports and Sports Kenya who have the responsibility to do this job. We are also blaming the contractor because we have noted that there has been poor communication and coordination of the progress of work between him and the consultants who are even not here."

Going by the current status of the stadium and the money which has been disbursed already by the government, Munyaka said it was possible that money meant for constructing the stadium had been misused.

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