The government will rename Gusii Stadium located in Kisii County in honour of the late veteran politician Simeon Nyachae, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday.
Speaking during the funeral service of Nyachae at the Gusii Stadium, the Head of State said the Stadium will be upgraded to international standards and renamed Simeon Nyachae Stadium.
To support the project, the President said the national government will allocate Ksh150 million to facilitate the upgrade through the Kisii County Government.
At the same time, President Kenyatta directed the Sports Ministry to establish a Sports Academy at Nyanturago Stadium located in Nyachae’s Nyaribari Chache home constituency.
The academy will be renamed after legendary athlete Nyantika Mayoro who passed on in February 2019.
The former finance minister will be laid to rest at his Nyosia village this afternoon.
Nyachae died on February 1, 2021, at the Nairobi Hospital aged 88.