Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has lauded the new-look Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu even as Kenyans continue to castigate the sports facility.
The internet has been filled with pictures of the stadium understood to have received a 498 million Kenyan shillings facelift after being renamed from Kisumu Mambo Leo Ground, with a section of the public feeling shortchanged.
People of Kisumu are obsessed with the word ”international”. Must everything have the word ”international”?
Won't be surprised to find more ”internationals” in Kondele. pic.twitter.com/9S390V1wz4
— Eric Njiru (@EricNjiiru) May 26, 2021
On Wednesday, accompanied by Sports Principal Secretary Joe Okudo to inspect the 30,000 seater stadium that is set to host the 2021 Madaraka Day celebrations, Amina insisted she was more than pleased with the progress at the stadium.
“There is no stadium that has taken seven months to construct just like this has done in. I am satisfied that it is world-class and meets required international standards,” the former Education CS is quoted by The Nation.
“We will be using the national Madaraka Day celebrations as a dress rehearsal for the facility. After that, we will be checking what structural adjustments to make.”
This is it Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Mamboleo, Kisumu County.
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The stadium which sits on a six-acre piece of land with a packing capacity of 600 vehicles is set to have an eight-lane running track, the main playing surface, terraces around the stadium and a VIP Pavilion.