CS Hon Ababu Namwamba hosted the Bungoma County Governor H.E. Hon. Kenneth Lusaka and a technical team tasked with the rehabilitation of the Masinde Muliro Kanduyi Stadium earmarked to host the 2024 Madaraka Day celebrations.

Structured as a status review session following the CS’s inspection visit last week, the discourse revolved around strategies to fasten and hasten the completion, intently assessing the status report on the 20,000-seater capacity stadium.

CS Ababu highlighted Kanduyi Stadium as a possible co-host of CHAN 2024 alongside the neighboring Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.

“We must do all we can to actualize this goal, which not only sits in tandem with our Sports and Creative Economy Infrastructure Masterplan, but also qualifies as a revolutionary project intended to attract great socio-economic fortunes for the region. Additionally, we foresee this stadium being a possible host for national team matches involving the Harambee Stars and Starlets,” he noted.

While reviewing areas that needed rectifications, the CS instructed the team in charge to steer the pending scope Vis a Vis a CAF checklist that factors various Stadia necessities among other State-Of-The-Art inclusions.

Governor Lusaka heaped praise on the CS’s visionary leadership and the Ministry’s deliberate support, reassuring of the County’s collaboration.

“We are committed and ready to pump the ideal financial and logistical resources to ensure Kanduyi stands tall,” he remarked.

Sports Kenya DG Pius Metto, acknowledged the need to collate efforts intended to advance the works ahead of a possible CAF inspection in April.

Present were Bungoma CEC Agnes Wachie, CO Denson Barasa, County Secretary William Nason’go and Director Youth and Sports David Kalamu.