Dandora residents have now threaten to forcefully open the yet to be completed Dandora Stadium.
This follows the delay of its completion despite a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta in February to have the project completed as soon as possible.
According to Stadium Committee Member Steve Ragos, wananchi will open the stadium on 3rd July whether completed or not.
‘‘This is the only facility that we have, the project that started in 2018 has stalled three years later. We cannot allow this to happen because it is 90 percent finished …we have agreed as a committee that on 3rd July we shall open the stadium and start using it,’’ he said.
In February President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the immediate completion of Dandora stadium as Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission continued with corruption investigations marring the project.
According to Uhuru the investigations should not be used as a tool to stop wananchi from enjoying the facility that is almost finished.
Dandora Stadium was projected to cost Ksh. 250 million but it was later revealed that the cost was inflated to Ksh. 350 Million.
“Let the construction continue because those doing the investigations are also on and culprits will be brought to book… but people should not be stopped from enjoying the facility,” Uhuru said.
Dandora 4 MCA Francis Otieno Ngesa has complained that Nairobi County Government is playing Ping Pong games on the matter accusing Sports Minister Janet Ouko for not taking the project and presidential orders seriously.
‘‘I have done my best including asking for statements in the assembly concerning this project and no one seems bothered .. Let the power of Wanjiku prevail,’’ Ngesa told Ghetto Radio News on phone.