Kuresoi South MP wants construction of Olenguruone stadium fast-tracked
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.