Ground Breaking For KSh350 Million Kisumu Stadium

Governor Anyang Nyong’o’s

KISUMU, Kenya, September 30, 2020 – Kisumu Governor Professor  Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and a Senior Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Ms Josephine Onunga on Wednesday broke the ground for the  KSh350 million Jomo Kenyatta International stadium, being built at the Mamboleo Showground in the outskirts of Kisumu town.

Ms Onunga said the contractor has been given 6 months to complete the facility, which will have a 12,000 sitting capacity. She said the stadium was one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s flagship projects across the county.

Governor Nyong’o said the construction of the stadium has come at a time the county was working to improve sporting activities as part of his legacy. He said his government will build a sports Academy and turn Kisumu into a sports village.

The stadium will have changing rooms, media centre, a boardroom, modern ablution blocks and ample parking. The Governor said the county was looking for more money to complete the renovation of Moi stadium.

He was accompanied by Nyanza Agricultural Society (ASK) Chairman, George Ongudi, among other officials.

The project was launched by CS Sports Amina Mohammed on June 24, 2020. Mohamed at the time said the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga recreational centre will also be developed. The two projects will run concurrently.

 

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