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At last, MPs give report of their Sh25m World Cup tour in Russia

The MPs who travelled to Russia for the 2018 World Cup have presented their report to the National Assembly, two weeks after Speaker Justin Muturi demanded that it be produced to apprise the country on their controversial tour.

The bench-marking tour saw 17 legislators spend more than Sh25 million on air tickets, meals and accommodation as well as match tickets at a time when the country was struggling to raise revenue.

Sports, Culture and Tourism Committee chairman Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town) wants the government to develop at least eight new ultra-modern stadiums spread across the former provinces to enable them to host major sports events, which have eluded the country due to lack of facilities.

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The committee also wants the five Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) stadiums- Kasarani, Nyayo, Machakos, Kipchoge Keino and Kinoru- be upgraded to FIFA standards.

Mr Munyaka also noted that Kenya’s stadiums pale in comparison to Russia’s.

The committee also wants the Sports ministry to develop academies in all constituencies to nurture talents from the grass roots in order to form stronger and better teams.

“Football clubs in Kenya should by now form their own strong academies,” Mr Munyaka says in the report.