President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Saturday, 26th September, 2020, preside over the re-opening of Nyayo stadium which has been under renovation.
The announcement was made by the Ministry of Sports, who, in a statement, also gave guidelines on how the event will be. Among the invited guests will be all sports federations in the country, who will be accompanied by their respective players.
“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya will preside over the reopening ceremony of the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, 26th September, 2020. This is to invite your federation to attend this important function to the sporting fraternity. Please extend the invitation to your players and the dress code will be sports tracksuits preferably ones depicting Kenya National colours.
All participants are required to be seated by 9:30 a.m. Further communication will be availed to you on Friday before mid-day” the statement read.
The re-opening of Nyayo stadium brings a beam of hope to sportsmen, who have suffered for long due to lack of enough sporting facilities, and will be preceded by the 2020 edition of the Kip Keino Classic which will be held at the same venue.
Kenya was awarded the Gold label classification by the World Athletics, with the Kenyan tour stop named the ‘Kip Keino Classic’ after Kenya’s trail-blazing Olympian Kipchoge Keino, being part of the World Athletics Continental Tour one-day meetings outside the Diamond League.