Kipchoge Keino and Kamariny stadium in Eldoret and Iten will be complete on time to facilitate world events Kenya is set to host.
Speaking in his tour of North Rift today, Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa promised that the facilities will be completed on time to facilitate world under 20 championships.
The two facilities in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties respectively has been at the centre of controversy since their renovation started a more than a year ago.
But Echesa moved to calm the storm saying the facilities will be complete on time for the purposes of tapping and nurturing talents across the country.
“I came here to inspect progress of government projects. The contractor is working and our plans as a government is to ensure that all ongoing projects are complete on time,” said Echesa.
Accompanied by Uasin Gishu deputy governor Daniel Chemno, Echesa said the the country is preparing to host IAAF World under 20 championships they need to ensure the championships succeed just like world under 18 held in 2017 at Moi Sports Centre, Kasanai.
“We have the biggest international event, the IAAF World under 20 championships that we need to succeed. As a government we need to have enough facilities as a country. At the same time we have good plans as a government to tap talents at the grassroots and the only way we can be able to tap talents from the grassroots is by ensuring that we have enough facilities for sports. On behalf of the government, we will make sure that these projects are a success,” added Echesa.