President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to inaugurate the Jamhuri Sports Complex in Nairobi to the public on Friday afternoon.
The Sh609 million facility, which is located along Ngong Road, has been under development since August 2020.
Three football pitches, a rugby pitch, a 1.7-kilometer running track, and a 3.7-kilometer murram track are all available at the facility.
A police station, two ablution complexes, food courts, changing rooms, a children’s play area, two picnic spots, and five earth berms are among the various developments on the ground.
Amina Mohamed, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, described the facility’s debut as “historic.”
“Today is a watershed moment in history. My colleagues and I have put in a lot of effort to ensure that he (President Kenyatta) realizes his vision (the creation of the Jamhuri Sports Complex) “ahead of the head-of-launch, state’s Amina added.
“He wanted to make sure that the same young people who utilized this area previously had access to it again, so we focused on the games that were being played here before, which were football and rugby…hopefully we can continue to extend it, possibly with a volleyball court,” says the architect.