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Governor Nyoro Says New Kirigiti Stadium will be a Game Changer for Kiambu Youths

Kiambu governor James Nyoro has said the completion of Kirigiti Stadium will be a game-changer for Kiambu youths and society in general.

This is the first stadium that is being worked on after Uhuru declared he will be finishing stadiums before his tenure.

The facility will occupy an 18-acre piece of land. The contractor said the works will take seven months.

A panoramic view of the Nyayo National Stadium as of May 25, 2020

‘Kirigiti’ is Kikuyu language corruption of the word ‘cricket’. The grounds used to host cricket matches during the colonial and post-colonial era, hence the name Kirigiti.

Governor was speaking during the groundbreaking that was attended by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson wanyanga, County Commander Ali Nuno, and Sports Kenya Chairman Fred Muteti.

He said it’s the responsibility of the youths in the County to, maintain and protects it from destruction during the construction period.

Sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed (With flag) commissions the ground breaking of Kirigiti stadium in Kiambu town which will be constructed in seven months at a cost of sh 590 million

He said the County government has also injected money to rehabilitate grounds in all 60 wards, even the public grounds that are shared with schools to nurture talents and empower youths.

“My government through the ministry of sport will help upgrade another stadium across the County to promote and empower youths, we thank the head of state Uhuru Kenyatta for the development he has initiated in the County, “he said.

He said that the sports department is planning to set up a sports academy at Muguga forest to develop and grow talents in Kiambu County.

Nyoro further said that the construction of the stadium has led to opening up of roads within Kiambu which is beneficial to the locals.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed the renovation of the stadium will help to empower the youths and improve the sporting activities.

From left) sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed with Governor James Nyoro being shown the Kirigiti stadium in Kiambu town plans by the contractor

“The president has insisted this project must be through within 7 months,he want our youths to grow their talents,”she said.

Mohamed announced that the national government through the ministry of sport has released sh590 million to upgrade stadiums across the Country.

During the recent re-opening of Nyayo Stadium, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the upgrade of the stadiums had already been funded and expected to be completed by December 2020.



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