It is all systems go at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani as the IAAF Under 18 Youth Championships kick off on Wednesday.
The stadium has received a major face-lift, which included a new blue tartan track to replace the old red one. Other amenities at the stadium have also been refurbished and 2 giant screens installed.
135 countries are participating in the championships which means that hotels around the city are fully booked and at least 5,000 visitors are expected in Nairobi, 2,000 of whom are the participating athletes from various disciplines.
According President Uhuru, who will be gracing the occasion on Thursday, Sh2.5 billion will be pumped into the Kenyan economy during the duration of the games.
The competition will run from today July 12 to Sunday July 16.
Security has also been beefed up with over 1,000 officers deployed to the area.
The event will according to Local Organising Committee (LOC) CEO Mwangi Muthee, be held in honour of the late CS Interior Security, Joseph Nkaissery who died on Saturday morning.
Here are some pictures from Kasarani:
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