Internal Security and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Nkaissery yesterday toured and inspected the Kenyatta University games village renovation work for the upcoming IAAF youth champioships.
He was taken on an extensive tour of the hostels, kitchens, recreation halls, athletes anti-dope testing rooms, and the brand new tartan track under construction.
Mr Nkaissery expressed satisfaction with the work done so far. He inspected the tartan track being prepared inside KU as well as ongoing renovation work at Kasarani stadium. He was accompanied in the tour by CS for Sports Culture and the Arts Dr. Hassan Wario, Kenyatta University acting Vice chancellor Prof. Paul Wainaina and Local Organising Committee (LOC) CEO Mr. Mwangi Muthee as well over 30 members of the LOC.
Mr Nkaissery inspected the Ksh800 million renovations going on at Nyayo hostels, where 2,500 athletes and officials will be housed during the games scheduled to start on July 12. He was also taken to the proposed media center, the ampitheatre and the gymnasium, where athletes will conduct their training.
“We are on course to complete the athletes’ village as per IAAF standards and have increased the manpower working around the clock to deliver the games village,” Prof. Wainaina told the trio.
On his part, Mr Nakissery assured the country that all security and games preparation measures were in place to deliver world class games.
“I am here to assure you that we will be ready to host the games and all preparations are on course,” he said.
Dr. Wario talked about the issue of legacy, saying once the games are over, KU will inherit the facilities that will make Kenya have a bargaining point in future international games.
Mr Nkaissery visited Kenyatta University right after gracing Labour Day celebrations that were held on May 1 at the Uhuru Park in Nairobi.