Kenyans Up In Arms Over Planned Shopping Festival At The Kasarani Stadium Ahead Of International Game

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Kasarani Stadium. [Courtesy]

Kenyans are unhappy with Sports Kenya for hiring out the Kasarani Stadium for a “Shopping Festival” ahead of an international game.

Dubbed “Changamka Kenya Shopping Festival”, the event is scheduled to run from the 3 to 7 April 2017 at the Kasarani.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia are supposed to host RS Berkane of Morocco in an international CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals game at the same venue on 7th April.

No any other stadium in Kenya is currently able to host such a game, and Gor Mahia are supposed to book it for two days for the game according to CAF regulations.

In another case, the Sports Kenya has hired out the Kasarani Gymnasium for a prayer event organised by the Deputy President’s wife Rachel Ruto, leading to postponement of a Kabadi regional tournament.

Under hashtag #KasaraniStadium, largely dissatisfied Kenyans have been experiencing their disgust at how the government does not value sports.

Below are some of their reactions:

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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