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Could these be Kenya’s futuristic stadiums?

By DAVID KWALIMWA

The Jubilee Government has offered the strongest indication yet it is about to commence the construction of ultra modern stadiums.

This is after Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario posted on his Twitter handle concept designs of three sports facilities which he says are about to be constructed in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret.

Wario has in the past updated the public on what many perceive to be the slow progress of the construction works.

Concept design for the new stadium that the government plans to build in Mombasa.
Concept design for the new stadium that the government plans to build in Mombasa.

“Prime land has already been identified to put up the stadia. Feasibility study by experts from Europe has also been completed. We will have a low altitude sports facility in Europe and a high altitude one in Eldoret,” Wario previously said.

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

This development comes barely a year before Kenya hosts the IAAF World Youth Championships in Nairobi. Kenya has also been awarded the hosting rights for the Africa Nations Championships – a continental football event that is contested for by home based players only.

Concept design for the new stadium that the government plans to build in Eldoret.
Concept design for the new stadium that the government plans to build in Eldoret.

It is not clear whether these infrastructure will be available for use during these competitions.

It has also not been established why the Government has settled on building three stadiums instead of the initial five that the Jubilee alliance promised in its pre-election campaigns.