Nairobi County sets aside Sh1bn for upgrading of five Stadia

first_img0Shares0000Dandora Stadium is under renovation. Photo/MOSES MUOKINAIROBI, Kenya, May 22- The Nairobi County Government has set aside Sh1 billion for the upgrading of five stadia that have been in deplorable conditions, excluding the City Stadium.Speaking while launching the uplifting of Dandora Stadium on Tuesday, Nairobi County Executive Committee for Education, Youth, Gender and Sports, Janet Ouko said the stadia will be renovated to meet the required FIFA and CAF standards. “We first want to focus on the grass root grounds which have been in deplorable condition so that they can be able to host the Kenyan Premier League matches,” she said.Besides Dandora, Other stadia like Ziwani Grounds in Starehe, Woodley in Kibra, Riruta in Kawangware and Kiumbuini will also be upgraded.Upon completion, Woodley will have highest capacity of 8,000, Dandora will be able to accommodate 5,000 while Ziwani will be a 4,000 seater-facility.Nairobi County Executive Committee for Education, Youth, Gender and Sports, Janet Ouko. Photo/MOSES MUOKIOuko has committed to oversee a smooth upgrading of the grounds and ensure that they are completed within five months.This comes even after the Nyayo National Stadium is yet to be completed after the Government pledged to build stadia in seven counties.The Nairobi City Stadium, one of the oldest facilities in the country, has been closed down since 2015 after the Kenyan Premier League deemed it unfit to host the matches, and Ouko reiterated that they also have plans on face-lifting it.“We have also seen that it’s not okay to leave City Stadium as it is now, so in a short while some works will commence at the stadium,” She said.In December, 2016, the then Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero had announced that Sh200 million was set aside to fund renovation works at City Stadium.However, two years down the line works at the Stadium that was home for Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia is yet to begin.-By Jemimah Mueni-0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Double amputee competes in Virginia Key triathlon

first_imgVIRGINIA KEY, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida man has overcome the odds and is serving as an inspiration for others.Hector Picard, a double amputee, competed in a triathlon in Virginia Key, Sunday. The athlete is racing to raise funds for the Broward Children’s Center, and he dedicated his race to a 17-year-old patient at the facility.Picard swam on his back and rode a specially outfitted bike while wearing a picture of the patient for whom he raced. “My advice to people is, if you see me going out there and having fun and exercising, there’s no reason you can’t do it,” he said. “Just find something that makes you happy, go all out and live life to the fullest.”Picard is planning to compete in more than 25 triathlons this year and will dedicate each competition to a different child.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more