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President Kenyatta Makes An Impromptu Visit At Nyayo Stadium In A Jean

President Uhuru Kenyatta made an impromptu visit to Nyayo Stadium on Sunday afternoon in rare casual wear to see the progress made in the renovation of the facility

During his visit, the president was seen driving alone and was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and small security detail.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and with Principal Secretary Joe Okudo were also in the company of the president during his tour.

Reports indicate that the head of the state was happy with the progress being made and urged the contractors to quickly finish the remaining work so that the venue can be available to teams when needed.

Sources have it that President Uhuru is keen on having images of Kenyan sportsmen and women around the stadium as a way to honor them for their hard work.

At the moment Nyayo Stadium is more than 90% complete and was previously scheduled for opening at the end of May 2020, However, the expectation was not reached but indications now show that the sports facility will be ready by the end of June.

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Nyayo Stadium was closed in 2017 to allow renovations in preparations for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship. But the event never took place after Kenya was denied hosting rights as no venues were ready.

Since the stadium was closed, several Kenyan Premier League clubs such as Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, and Kariobangi Sharks have been hosting their matches outside Nairobi.

In the meantime, Machakos Stadium stepped in and hosted several top-flight matches, but this might come to an end once Nyayo stadium is ready.

Other stadiums undergoing renovations across the country include Kinoru in Meru, Kipchoge Stadium in Eldoret, and Kasarani.

 

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