President William Ruto has today, Friday, March 1, 2024 announced plans to construct a low-altitude stadium in Mombasa, aimed at boosting training facilities for Kenyan athletes.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Talanta Sports City construction at Jamhuri grounds, Ruto declared, “We are seriously considering another stadium in Mombasa… which will support our sportsmen in both athletics and other games to train in low altitude facilities in Mombasa.”

This move comes after intense deliberations on the location of the sports city, ultimately deciding on Jamhuri but confirming plans for a dedicated stadium in Mombasa. Ruto stressed the strategic importance of stadium development in propelling sports and the creative industry forward in Kenya.

In a bid to enhance sporting infrastructure further, renovations are set to commence at Nairobi’s Kasarani and Nyayo stadiums, with Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega and Kipchoge Stadium also primed for upgrades ahead of the 2027 AFCON games.

Supervision of these projects will be led by the Ministry of Defence, with Ruto personally overseeing progress. “I will be here myself every three months until this facility is completed,” Ruto affirmed, underscoring the commitment to world-class standards and disciplined execution in the stadium construction process.