The government will hand over the renovation of four stadia to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on Tuesday to develop them to international standards.
These stadiums include Talanta Sports City, Nyayo National Stadium, Kasarani Stadium and Kipchoge Keino Stadium.
According to a statement by the Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba, the decision is part of the government's plan to complete the stadia before the Confederation of African Football (CAF's) announcement on the host of the 2027 African Cup of Nations slated for September 27, 2023.
Earlier in the year, Kenya made a joint bid with neighbours Tanzania and Uganda to host the 2027 AFCON. This formed part of four bids by six countries including Egypt, Algeria, and Ivory Coast.
According to Namwamba, Talanta Sports City will be handed over at 9:00 a.m. Nyayo National Stadium at 10:30 a.m., Kasarani Stadium at 11:30 a.m. and Kipchoge Keino Stadium at 2:00 p.m.
The move is seen as a contrast to the Kenya Kwanza government which had accused former President Uhuru Kenyatta of militarising government institutions.
During Uhuru's tenure, more than ten officials from the military and National Intelligence Service (NIS) joined the civil service.
It also saw the transfer of functions from the Nairobi county government to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services led by Major General Mohamed Badi.
KDF also took charge of renovating the Thika-Nanyuki metre gauge railway, Nairobi-Kisumu railway lines, and the port of Kisumu.
The former president also transferred the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) to the Defence Ministry from the State Department of Agriculture.
Further, the KDF constructed a 10,000-seater Ulinzi Sports Complex at Lang'ata Barracks which was completed by April 13, 2022.
Previously, Namwamba had instructed Sports Kenya not to allow any other function apart from sports activities to be conducted in the stadia. He said that functions including crusades left the stadia in a poor state.