Government to build Sh350m stadium in Kisumu

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Sports CS Amina Mohamed graced the ground-breaking ceremony for the facility that will be called Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium and whose construction is expected within six months. IMAGE/COURTESY

The Mamboleo Showground is set to get a major face-lift after the Government broke grounds today ahead of construction of a Sh350 million modern stadium.

Sports CS Amina Mohamed graced the ground-breaking ceremony for the facility that will be called Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium and whose construction is expected within six months.

CS Amina said funds for the stadium will be drawn from the Sports Fund but she expects more support from the Treasury.

It will also provide more options for the Kenyan Premier League and ease the burden on the few stadiums currently approved to host top-flight matches.

Meanwhile, the Jomo Kenyatta Sports ground located has been renamed to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Recreational Park.

The Mamboleo Show Grounds served a s the home venue for Kisumu RFC before the rugby season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.