President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the construction of the Ulinzi Sports Complex in Nairobi’s Lang’ata area on Wednesday, October 28,
As the name suggests, the ultra-modern sports facility will be built, managed by the Kenya Defence Forces and will be inside the Lang’ata Barracks.
The construction is expected to take only one year, given the military’s effectiveness and discipline.President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the construction of the Ulinzi Sports Complex, Lang'ata, Nairobi on October 28, 2020File
The complex will have various sporting facilities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 7,500 capacity football stadium, outdoor basketball and tennis courts as well as an indoor arena.Proposed design of the Ulinzi Sports ComplexFile
The indoor arena will feature a gymnasium, volleyball court, martial arts, table tennis and other indoor sports facilities.
Other than the sporting facilities, the complex will have a recreational nature trail and an aquatic centre for water-oriented sports.
The facility will adapt designs to help differently-abled sportspersons use the equipment.
The sports complex will be open for use by sports personalities, military personnel and their families, recovering KDF staff at the Defence Forces Wellness Centre, KDF sporting disciplines.
Kenyan teams as well as their foreign visiting compatriots will be allowed to use the facility that will be open to members of the general public.
Corporate institutions will also be allowed to use the facilities for team building activities and meetings.
In a symbolic launch of the programme, President Kenyatta took the opportunity to operate a forklift with assistance from an expert.
Earlier in September, President Kenyatta issued Sports CS Amina Mohamed a deadline of three months to complete the construction of nine stadiums in Kenya.Proposed design of the Ulinzi Sports ComplexFile
The Head of State-issued the directive while reopening the refurbished Nyayo Stadium where he added that he was also in discussion with governors to upgrade facilities in their counties.President Uhuru Kenyatta, Defence CS Monica Juma and military generals at the KDF Wellness CentrePSCUPresident Uhuru Kenyatta, Defence CS Monica Juma and military generals at the KDF Wellness CentrePSCU
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