President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage to ensure the country’s stadia are completed by March ahead of IAAF World U20 Championships.
Sport Cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed visited the facility on Wednesday for inspection tour.
“We have done our homework and we have agreed that as we move forward, we don’t have this site ‘greeting us here’. We will finish this work as quickly as possible because the facility has become an eye sore for Kenyans who see this ‘monster’ each time they pass here. The president has given very clear instructions on the deadline,” she said.
“We have had discussions with everybody concerned and the Ministry of Public Works being the project manager for this stadium, we are going to work closely with them to ensure everything runs smoothly,” she added.
Kenya will host the World U20 Championships in Nairobi July 7 to 12, 2020.
“We will be sending a team to Kasarani also tomorrow to look at what needs to be done there so that we can know what is required and how much time it will take. Therefore in the very near future we will have these two stadia functioning efficiently,” she revealed.