Saturday June 13, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a hands-on approach in his second term, personally inspecting projects that mean a lot to him.

In his latest efforts, President Kenyatta drove himself to Nyayo Stadium for the third time on Sunday, June 7th, to inspect the ongoing renovations.

Reliable sources intimated that during the impromptu visit which was kept under wraps, the Head of State complained about the slow progress of the renovations.

He was particularly concerned about the development of the office block and swimming pool which are yet to be completed. 

Nyayo Stadium, which is undergoing a total uplift, was expected to be ready for use by Thursday, June 11th, after being closed for four years. 

“He called for the suspension of stadium re-opening until it was fully completed and called for its speedy completion,” stated a source who requested anonymity. 

President Kenyatta was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed, Sports Kenya (SK) Director-General, Pius Metto, SK Chairman, Fred Muteti, some contractors and Nyayo Stadium sports managers.

Billy Arocho, a football stakeholder, who was at the venue, stated that Uhuru asked the contractors to put up images of Kenyan sportsmen and women around the facility.

“He wants to honour sportsmen and women by having their pictures inside and outside the stadium.”

“They deserve it because they have brought great honour to the country,” the footballer disclosed.

In February, President Kenyatta drove himself to Nyayo Stadium to inspect the preparation of the late former President Daniel Moi’s requiem mass. 


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