KU facilities to be ready in time, Prof Wainana assures

First Lady Mrs Margaret Kenyatta and KU Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Wainaina.

Kenyatta University accommodation facilities to be used for IAAF athletics championships are almost ready, acting Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina told a stakeholders’ breakfast meeting at City Hall on Tuesday.

He made the declaration during the unveiling of the Nairobi county government social media slogan and banner that will form part of the public campaign to get city residents to support the championships.

The event was officiated by Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and his deputy Jonathan Mueke.

The championship hash tag slogan is #Twendekasa. Over 2,500 athletes and officials are converging at Kasarani for the Under 18 Yyouth championships and KU is the designated games village. The national government has pumped in close to Sh4 billion to ensure the event is a success.

Prof Wainaina assured the public that the renovations at the Games Village are almost complete and said the students’ hostels had been upgraded.

“The brief was to upgrade to a three-star hotel, but I think we have managed to raise the standards to four star,” he said.

Dr Kidero announced the county would waive advertising fees to allow corporate firms to support the city in promoting the games.

The county government plans elaborate roadshows and a media campaign to sensitise city residents to the event.

“We want to ensure Kasarani is packed and full during the championships and the county government is working hard to complement the Local Organising Committee’s efforts to ensure the games are a success.”

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Manchester United superstar set to sign new contract

Manchester United superstar set to sign a contract extension to keep him in the club until 2020

KPL players betting against their own teams

visiting betting cybers ahead of the team’s matches, saying any losses registered after t

Five records Messi and Ronaldo have never broken

Ronaldo and Messi are undoubtedly the best players in the world, but despite that, there are some records that the prolific duo have not broken

Court: Villarreal's Semedo charged with attempted murder, robbery

Spanish side Villarreal’s Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo was charged on Thursday with offences including attempted murder, robbery and illegal posse

Millions awaits Gor Mahia

League champions chase history in continental football

World Cup trophy lands on Monday

World Cup trophy lands on Monday

More Stories
Kenyans out to protect turf

Kipsang to lead strong men’s line-up in Tokyo Marathon on Sunday

Cherop eyes a double at showpiece

Cherop eyes a double at showpiece

Commonwealth Games: Sprint coaches decry exclusion from Club Games

Some sprint coaches have accused Athletics Kenya (AK) of shutting them out of the team to the 21st Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: No available training venues as departure nears

Athletics team faces hurdles; Accommodation hitch grips as track and field squad prepares for contest in Australia.

Kenyan athlete Francis Kiplagat dies in grisly road accident

Tragedy as Kenyan athlete dies in grisly road accident

Veterans seal second stab at Club Games: At least 14 athletes return to Commonwealth contest

World beating athletes stage impressive comebacks and pick tickets to Australia.

Expect a Kenyan double: London Marathon Director Hugh Brasher tips Kenyans to extend dominance in UK’s premier race

Kipchoge to take on Bekele and homeboy Mo Farah at London Marathon on April 22.

Keitany, Kipchoge face strong line up: Douglas Wakiihuri was the first Kenyan to win London Marathon

Kenya has produced the winner of the men’s London Marathon 12 times in the last 14 years.

Cheruiyot floors Manangoi: Athletics World 1,500m champion finishes second at Commonwealth trials

World junior champion Taki also makes team to Gold Coast, Australia.

Athletics: It’s tough duel as AK picks team today

It’s a do-or-die battle today as Kenyan athletes for slots to the 21st Commonwealth Games that run Gold Coast, Australia, on April 4-15.