Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground in Kisumu is set for modernization by the national government.
Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture Amina Mohammed says the directive was issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure the ground is modernized to a stadium status.
Amina says the national government will partner with the county government to ensure the stadium is up by December this year.
She says the national government has already dispatched a team of engineers from the ministry of public works ahead of commencement of modernization.
Amina spoke in Kisumu on Thursday when she paid a courtesy call to Governor Anyang Nyong’o where she says the government will work within the timelines to deliver a state of the art stadium at the heart of Kisumu.
Governor Nyong’o hailed the initiative by the government noting that his administration had already started developing the ground.
Nyong’o noted that he will have to make a number of changes in his plan for the development of the ground to accommodate the efforts of the national government.