Hope for stadiums wanes

Manga Stadium

Manga Stadium in Nyamira County on December 22, 2021.

Photo credit: Ondari Ogega | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The slow pace of construction of the 12,000-capacity Gusii Stadium in Kisii County, despite a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta for the project to be completed by the end of 2021, is raising concern
  • At the neighbouring Manga Stadium in Nyamira County, there is little to show for the Sh109m project that was to be finished last September
  • In Migori, the county government was supposed to renovate a stadium formerly owned by the defunct municipal council to the tune of Sh120m, but the plan has remained a pipe dream

What happened to the much talked about multi-million shillings stadiums promised in South Nyanza in 2014? Gusii, Manga, Migori and Homa Bay stadiums should have been completed by now, but eight years on, the projects have fallen behind schedule.


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