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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH SEPT,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has reopened refurbished Nyayo National Stadium after three years of renovations at a cost of over Sh.650 million.
Uhuru arrived at the stadium at around 11: 45 am in his convoy before officially opening the stadium.
He was accompanied by Sports CS Amina Mohammed, Nairobi governor Mike Sonko alongside other government officials.
They later took a walk on the new racing track at Nyayo Stadium.
Nyayo Stadium was closed in 2017 for renovations to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championships (Chan), which was later moved to Morocco over unpreparedness.
The statement from the Acting Commissioner of Sports Gitonga J. Gerald dated September 24 says that the president will preside over the ceremony.
Gitonga has invited all sports federations in the country to attend the function.
“Please extend the invitation to your players and the dress code will be sports tracksuits preferably ones depicting Kenya National colours,” Gitonga said.
The participants are required to be seated at the stadium by 9:30 am.
The president had made an impromptu visit to the 45,000-seat capacity stadium in June to inspect the progress.
The stadium was briefly opened to host a Kenyan Premier League match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards in August 2017 then closed again for renovation.
It was then partially reopened for Beyond Zero Half Marathon on March 8 and February 11 for former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi’s state funeral.