Nairobi to renovate 12 stadiums
20 August 2013, 09:11
Nairobi County government is planning to renovate 12 stadiums that will be used to host sports for the youth.
The County’s deputy governor Jonathan Mueke said apart from using county funds for constructing roads, building hospitals and buying cars, it should also be spent on developing sporting activities in the counties.
Speaking in Nairobi on Monday when he officially opened the first edition of the Kenya Inter- Counties Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) games, Mueke said sports is key to the development of this country.
He however said the biggest challenge they are facing is lack of funds to run the sporting activities.
“If we get the money then we will start to develop our sporting teams. We are planning to have a team from the county governments just like the police force and the military have their own teams that represent our country in international events,” he said.
He said if each county can produce one sportsman or woman to represent Kenya at the Olympics then they will bring 47 gold medals to the country.
He emphasized on the need to hold such events saying that it is a good way of enhancing inter-county and inter-ethnic cohesion.
On his part, KICOSCA national chairman Fredrick Rimbere appealed to county leaders to sponsor those who will qualify to participate in the regional games that will be held in Rwanda’s capital, Bujumbura in December.
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