Kure­soi South MP wants con­struc­tion of Olen­gu­ruone sta­dium fast-tracked

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Kure­soi South MP Zakayo Cheruiyot wants con­struc­tion of 25,000-seater Sta­dium at Olen­gu­ruone fast-tracked to serve hun­dreds of ath­letes train­ing in the re­gion. Ac­cord­ing to Ath­let­ics Kenya Nakuru County chair­man Kimu­tai Ngetich, who is also the chair­man of East African Sec­ondary schools As­so­ci­a­tion, Kure­soi has more than 700 ath­letes who have nowhere to train.

The con­struc­tion of the sta­dium, fi­nanced by na­tional gov­ern­ment, has stalled for over a year for strange rea­sons. While speak­ing at Win­ners Girls in his con­stituency, Cheruiyot said he in­tends to set up an In­ter­na­tional Tal­ent Academy as soon as sta­dium is com­plete to fos­ter ath­let­ics.

He do­nated Sh450,000 for elec­tric­ity con­nec­tion, bur­saries and re­fur­bish­ing of the ath­letic pitch at the school. The MP said the al­ti­tude in the re­gion is good that is why four ath­letes who rep­re­sented the coun­try dur­ing Rio Olympics Faith Kipye­gon, Isa­iah Ki­plan­gat, Paul Kipruto and Fer­gu­son Rotich hail from the re­gion. Amos Kirui who won gold in 3,000m steeple­chase at the World Youth Cham­pi­onship in Poland also hails from Kure­soi.

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