Kisumu — Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has confirmed that works to face lift the Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground in Kisumu has commenced in a bid to modernize the stadium as per international standards.
Amina, who spoke in Kisumu on Thursday when she paid a courtesy call to Governor Anyang Nyong'o, said the government will work within the timelines to deliver a state-of-the-art stadium at the heart of Kisumu City, which will be completed by December this year (2020).
"We were directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to put up a stadium to this ground (Kisumu) and make sure its modern and a befitting stadium for the county of Kisumu.
She says Kisumu joins other counties where works are already on in different stadiums across the country.
Amina further noted two stadiums are ongoing in Meru County and are at an advanced stage to complete while two other stadiums are about to start, one in Kiambu County and the modernization of Narok Stadium.