The National Celebrations Committee in Kenya has briefed the President Uhuru Kenyatta about the ongoing Madaraka preparations.
The Committee was led by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and attended by Kajiado County Governor Joseph Ole Lenku, Narok governor Samuel Ole Tunai, Principal Secretaries Karanja Kibichu, Interior and Coordination of National Government and Kirimi Kaberia, Sports and Heritage among others.
During the meeting, the committee informed the president that construction works were ongoing at the Kajiado County Stadium in readiness for the national fete.
But, the Committee told the president that construction works might not be completed within the speculated three months.
This year’s celebrations were meant to be held in Kajiado county but, it was later shifted to neighboring country in Narok to ensure that the benefits arising from the hosting of the national event are retained within the same economic block in line with the established trend of hosting some national events in the Counties.
Addressing the committee, the Head of State directed the Ministry of Sports and Heritage to allocate Shs 100 million to Kajiado County to ensure the on-going works at the stadium are complete to meet the required standards in readiness for hosting national celebrations in future.