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

Money stolen from car by hoodwinking driver

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly stealing lakhs of rupees from a car by distracting the driver.According to police on May 21, around 7:30 pm, a few persons threw engine oil on the bonnet of a car in front of a building on Ballygunge Circular Road. When driver of the car got down and an altercation ensued with a miscreant, during that time another miscreant took away a bag from inside the car containing money worth Rs 1.8 lakh. After the driver found the bag was missing, he informed his owner and lodged a complaint at the Ballygunge police station. During the probe, driver was interrogated but nothing suspicious was found. While checking the CCTV footage in the area, police identified two suspects. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFollowing that sources were shown the CCTV camera footages and instructed to gather information. During the past month, investigating officials came to know from their sources that a person identified as Bhola Das is connected with the incident. The source also informed that another case against him was found at the Shakespeare Sarani police station. Based on the information, a police team went to Dr Ambedkar Nagar in New Delhi and nabbed Das. During search of the place where he was staying, police recovered huge amount of looted cash and gold ornaments. After he was brought to Kolkata and remanded to police custody, he mentioned that a person identified as Vijay Indrapuri in New Delhi was arrested on Tuesday from Bandel.last_img read more