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Colour and comfort of new-look Nyayo Stadium

The venue will host the Kip Keino Classic on October 3

In Summary

• Uhuru promised to upgrade more stadiums to encourage performance in sports

Nyayo National Stadium's new look
Nyayo National Stadium's new look
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Seats painted in the colours of the national flag on previously concrete stands is one of the upgrades that make for a new and improved Nyayo National Stadium.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday officiated its reopening as it nears completion after more than three years of renovation. The new look has been approved by Fifa and meets the international standards, with a sitting capacity of about 30,000.

Kenya is set to host the first World Athletics Continental tour in Africa on October 3, with the Kip Keino Classic being the first sporting event in honour of sports legend Kipchoge Keino.

Uhuru promised to upgrade more stadiums to encourage good performance in sports.

Kenya Women's national athletics team rehearses
Kenya Women's national athletics team rehearses
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The Kenya Police band performs
The Kenya Police band performs
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President Uhuru Kenyatta fires the starting gun for rehearsal
President Uhuru Kenyatta fires the starting gun for rehearsal
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President Uhuru Kenyatta is taken for a tour with Sports CS Amina Mohamed and CAS Hassan Noor among other stakeholders
President Uhuru Kenyatta is taken for a tour with Sports CS Amina Mohamed and CAS Hassan Noor among other stakeholders
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Guests pay a visit to the modern changing rooms
Guests pay a visit to the modern changing rooms
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Kenya men's National team competes
Kenya men's National team competes
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