By Wycliffe Andabwa

Kenya’s National Government has stepped in to revamp the construction of the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County, ensuring it meets international standards set by FIFA and CAF. The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year, has received a Sh. 760 million injection from the National Government.

The redesign and remodeling of the stadium will enable it to host international football matches, according to Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba. The project was initially estimated to cost Sh. 3.2 billion, but the National Government’s intervention is likely to reduce the cost.

The changes proposed by the National Government include the installation of a teflon canopy on the second level of the stadium’s layers. The project has been delayed due to heavy rainfall, but the National Government is keen to complete it as it plays a crucial role in developing sports talent.

Namwamba described Bukhungu Stadium as a “shrine of football” and a “cathedral of sports”, highlighting its significance in Kenyan sporting history. He noted that the first competitive football game involving a Kenyan team took place at the stadium in 1926, and it has since become a revered arena for sports and football.

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