Nandi governor welcomes construction of modern stadium in Kapsabet

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang at KICC in Nairobi on April 20, 2023. [Elvis Ogina, Standard ]

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has thanked President William Ruto for fulfilling a promise to construct a state-of-the-art stadium in Kapsabet.

On Wednesday, Sports Kenya advertised the tender for the construction of the “Eliud Kipchoge Stadium” with the interested bidders expected to return their documents on October 26.

Sang said Nandi County, famed as the cradle of champions, is happy to host the facility.

"Our appreciation extends to the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Arts and Youth Ababu Namwamba, and the Principal Secretary Peter Tum, for their commitment to expediting this process. We also thank Pius Meto, the DG/CEO of Sports Kenya, and his proficient team for their tireless dedication to this endeavour," he said.

The governor noted that the county government has set aside the required land and processed expeditiously the necessary documents and approvals for the project.

He lauded the county leadership, under the guidance of Head of Public Service Felix Koskei and local MPs, whose collective efforts have hastened the realisation of the project.

"While we celebrate this achievement, let us not lose sight of our broader goals in improving infrastructure, water supply, agriculture, education, and healthcare, as we have collectively prioritized," said Sang.

The governor pledged to champion unified efforts to ensure that the county receives its fair share of national resources from the Kenya Kwanza administration.