Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed has give sports family that Kipchoge Keino stadium in Eldoret will be complete soon.
Speaking after making her first visit to the facility said that they have had a discussion with the contractor and construction will resume on Friday morning to beat the deadline.
According to the CS, they are following instructions from President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure that the project is completed in time.
“The construction will resume as early as Friday morning hoping that it will be complete within the stipulated time,” said the CS.
Following its commissioning eight years ago, the facility was abandoned but she promised to ensure it is complete on time.
“As the ministry, we are estimatiating that the projecting will be complete in the next seven months. The contractor has assured that he will work within this period as he starts the construction process tomorrow,” she added.
“We have the potential to continue being number one and at very list at number two in athletics, but we can’t do this if the facility remains no-functional. I wanted to see how much work needed to be done. Next time we will be having a function in Eldoret, we will actually host it here with a complete stadium and have our sports men and women use the facility as well,” said Amina.
she was accompanied by Uasin Gishu Deputy governor Daniel Chemno said the works should start as soon as possible and should end and handover.
He said the country may likely miss out medals at the Olympics for lack of training grounds for short and middle distance races, who need good training field of such kind to produce good results.
“Postponing Tokyo Olympics from 2020 to 2021 will be a blessing for us because the stadium will be there for our athletes to train,” said Chemno.