The dilapidated Mombasa stadium belongs to the county government and not the national government.
Parliamentary Committee on Sports and Culture chairman Daniel Wanyama has refuted claims that the Kenya Kwanza administration is not willing to assist in making the facility usable.
He said the sports ministry, during the previous government, through Sports Kenya had brought in Tartan track and are stuck with it.
“The county government has not shown willingness to be assisted,” he said.
Wanyama pointed out the government though the sports ministry under Sports Kenya are ready to sit with the county government to ensure the facility is usable.
He was answering questions from the media on the fate of the facility at PrideInn Flamingo beach hotel in Nyali Constituency, Mombasa county.
The committee chairman said the issue of the facility is in the county backyard and not the national government.
Wanyama has distanced the national government over the dilapidated condition of the stadium.
He reiterated the dilapidated stadium is owned by the county government and not the national government.
“The government is willing and committed to see the construction of the facility is back on the right track,” he disclosed
The committee chairman told the media the government plans to have sports academies across the country which is underway.
Wanyama disclosed this financial year 20 sports academies will be constructed in constituencies.