Kisumu County is set to construct sports complex at the Mamboleo Kisumu ASK ground.
Today, sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed officiated the ground breaking ceremony for the 30, 000 capacity stadium that will cost Sh350m, said it was part of the government’s expansive plans to promote sports in the country.
According to the plan, the facility will feature facilities for football, rugby, tennis, hockey among other disciplines.
Amina said the construction of the facility will named Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in honour of the country’s first president, the late Jomo Kenyatta.
“It’s a directive from President Uhuru Kenyatta that the works should commence immediately and have the facility ready for use in the next six months,” said Amina.
The show ground currently hosts Agricultural Society of Kenya exhibitions and Kisumu RFC.