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Sh1.2bn Keringet stadium on track

Sh1.2bn Keringet stadium on track

Construction work at Keringet Stadium in Nakuru County.

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A Sh1.2 billion stadium being built by the Nakuru County Government in Keringet is taking shape.

Once complete, the stadium, which will be the first of its kind in the high altitude region, will come in handy for athletes who lack proper training facilities. The county government aims to complete the project next year.

Keringet is home to two-time 1,500 metres Olympics champion Faith Chepng’etich, 2017 world marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui, former world 5,000m silver medallist Isaiah Koech, and former Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase winner Richard Mateelong among others athletes.

Nomic Contractor is undertaking the first phase one of the project which consists of building a perimeter wall, excavating and levelling the field, building of natural terraces, running tracks, a standard pitch, generator house, toilet block, hostels, gymnasium and conference rooms.

Athletics Kenya Senior Vice President in charge of competitions Paul Mutwii, who toured the facility, said that the county government had done something good that will help nurture talent.

“I’m impressed with the work. The county government has come to the rescue of youths. We’ll bring a technical team to ensure the right World Athletics measurements are done,” said Mutwii.