Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Amb Amina Mohammed toured the stalled Kipchoge Stadium in Eldoret.
“I have been sent by President Uhuru Kenyatta to come here and see how much has been done and what is needed so as to complete the stadium,” she said.
Dr Amina said a contractor undertaking the project will commence the job Friday.
She hinted that it will take six to seven months for it to complete.
She hailed Kenya for being in forefront in producing elite and talented sports persons in the world.
“We have potential to be reigning champions in athletics and that cannot happen if the stadiums remain stalled,” reiterated Amina.
She said the project’s stagnation occured due to lack of resources.
She was accompanied by Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor, Daniel Chemno, who said athletes were at the brink of losing the tracks.
They had previously used the stadium to train in preparations for several races, both nationally and internationally, Chemno said.
“We are likely to miss out in the next Olympics if we do not complete it on time so that the athletes can start training for the middle distance races,” added Chemno.
Chemno said that athletes need comfortable field for training and pushing of the Olympics participation to 2021 could be a blessing for accomplishment of stadiums construction.
On Kamariny Stadium of Elgeyo Marakwet, Dr Amina said they were done with paper work and will visit the stadium next week.
The Jubilee Government, during their campaigns promised Kenyans several complete stadiums countrywide in a bid to promote sports in the nation.
CAPTION: Sports and Culture CS Amb Amina Mohammed, Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor, Daniel Chemno and other officials inspecting Kipchoge Stadium in Eldoret. PHOTO/Edmond Kipngeno.