Nairobi County, Ministry of Sports pledge to upgrade City Stadium

Nairobi County merges with the national government in making City Stadium meet international standards.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in company of Cabinet Administrative Secretary Hassan Noor, Sports Ps Joe Okudo, Athletics Kenya president retired general Jackson Tuwei among other officials of the Kenya Sports visited the facility today culminating major renovations.

This follows county government agreement in May this year to take over the rehabilitation and management of the stadium.

The stadium was shut four years ago by Stadia Safety and Security Committee for not meeting minimum standards thus unable to host league matches.

The PS sports Joe Okudo said that relevant logistics are at the final stages.

Governor Sonko said the plan aims at raising the standard of the stadium to the same level as Nyayo Stadium which was reopened by the president last week after being installed with seats, washrooms and dressing rooms, water amongst other developments.

“The county has so far done over 60% of phase one including gridding and plastering of the main sitting terraces, construction of two ablution blocks and fitting them with basic utilities, renovation of VIP Lounge fitting with sanitary rooms and kitchen, renovation of the two dressing rooms and fitting them with furniture,” stated Sonko.

He added that phase two will consist of artificial turf, rehabilitation if the pitch drainage system, high mast floodlights, running tartan track, construction of more sitting terraces amongst other key areas.

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