Kenya: Ulinzi Sports Complex, a benchmark for more facilities – President Uhuru


Nairobi – President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially commissioned the newly constructed Ulinzi Stars complex at Lang’ata Barracks, and says the multi-sports facility should be used as a benchmark for more sports facilities in the country.

The Complex, which will house, among other things, a 10,000-seat football stadium with an athletics track, an aquatic center with an Olympic swimming pool, an indoor court and a tennis court, was built in 16 months.

“I am proud of the work KDF has done and it shows that if we talk less and work more we can achieve a lot. This facility was completed in 16 months which is commendable. I now want to urge the managers to s ensure that the facility meets international standards, President Uhuru Kenyatta said when officially announcing the opening of the facility.

The stadium is already complete and will be used for the Kenya Defense Force National Athletics Championships next week, while the playing field is also ready for use.

The other facilities which include the indoor center and the aquatic center will be completed by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa announced that the facility will be able to host other non-military sporting events.

“This facility will be able to host other national sporting events in conjunction with the Ministry of Sports,” said Wamalwa, who joked that he was happy his favorite football club AFC Leopards did not have been invited to the opening ceremony because he would have been spoiled. choice on who to support between them and the Ulinzi Stars hosts.

It was FKF Premier League champion Tusker who took on Ulinzi, with the match ending 0-0.

There were also exhibition races which included the 4x100m, 100m and mixed relays. Most exciting, however, was a 4x100m race with KDF duty commanders.

Chief of Defense Force General Kibochi meanwhile said he was delighted to see a project he started from scratch come to life.

“This complex will fulfill the dream of expanding KDF sports disciplines among our regional and international sportspeople, Kibochi said.


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