Uhuru’s Stadia Pledge a Cash Cow for Cartels, MPs Told

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s promise that each of the 47 counties will have a state-of-the-art sports stadium remains just a promise.

Documents tabled in Parliament on Tuesday painted a picture of abandoned projects with cartels taking advantage of system failures to bleed the undertaking.

In their pre-election manifesto, President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto pledged to set up modern stadia. Almost eight years later, nothing is on the ground.

Sports Kenya painted a picture of a lost hope before the National Assembly’s Sports committee chaired by Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), citing budget gaps that have led to the abandonment of sites by contractors.

Sports Kenya is charged with, amongst others, the management of stadia across the country.