The contractor working at Kinoru Stadium in Meru has been given until April 30 to finalise works ahead of Madaraka Day national celebrations.
A delegation from the office of the president, Kenya Defense Forces, Administration and Meru county government inspected the facility and called on the contractor to fast-track the works.
Kinoru Stadium is undergoing a facelift at a cost of Sh908 million funded by the national government through Sports Kenya. Phase one of the upgrade was done by the former county administration.
Addressing the media after inspecting the facility, Meru deputy governor Titus Ntuchiu said the contractor the construction was about 60 percent complete.
“The delegation has come to check the progress of Kinoru Stadium because it is expected to host Madaraka Day celebrations. We are satisfied with the progress of the works but the contractor has to fast track what is remaining,” Mr Ntuchiu.
The contractor is expected to complete planting grass on the pitch, construction and roofing of northern and southern terraces, installation of CCTV, floodlights, and water systems.
In 2015, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that two out of three national days will be hosted on rotational basis by counties outside Nairobi.
The move is aimed at boosting national cohesion and integration.