Nyayo renovation is good- MPs

Sports Committee in the national Assembly has given Nyayo National Stadium the green light that the facility is in good position to host sports events.

The committee led by chairman and Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka today toured the facility on an inspection tour.

“The committee is pleased by the progress of the work at Nyayo National Stadium and we have been assured that in the next one week, the contractor will be able to handover the keys and it will be ready to use as soon as the issues of COVID-19 are finished,” Munyaka said.

The 30,000 seater stadium is now ready to host international and high-risk football matches.

They expressed their satisfaction with the renovations which have dragged on for three years, against an initial target of six months.

Munyaka was accompanied by Sports Kenya Chairman Fred Muteti, Director-General Pius Metto, and Public Relations Officer Rakki Asman.

“We have a bad history with this stadium. We missed hosting the CHAN (2018 Africa Nations Championship) here because of laxity by some officials in the relevant Ministry,” said Munyaka.

Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama, a former Kenya volleyball player and member of the committee, also lauded the development.

“The stadium is now in good shape and athletes will love it. The government has not done a good job of maintaining stadiums. I suggest a private entity be contracted for that purpose,” he said.

Munyaka added that his committee had toured and inspected the renovations at the Kinoru stadium (Meru), Ruringu (Embu) Marsabit Stadium, and Kipchoge Keino (Eldoret). The team had also received a report from the government on Wote Stadium and Karaite in Kiambu county.

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