President Uhuru Renames Gusii Stadium After The Late Simeon Nyachae

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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday renamed the Gusii stadium after the late political veteran Simeon Nyachae.
  • Gusii Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kisii, mostly used for football matches and is the home stadium of Shabana Kisii. The stadium can hold up to 5,000 people.
  • As a result, Uhuru further promised that an extra 150 million Kenya shillings would be disbursed to the Kisii county government for its completion.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday renamed the Gusii stadium after the late political veteran Simeon Nyachae.

While speaking during Nyachae’s burial, the head of state assured that the stadium would now be called Simeon Nyachae stadium. As a result, Uhuru further promised that an extra 150 million Kenya shillings would be disbursed to the Kisii county government for its completion.

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“In his memory and to fortify our appreciation for this great son of Kenya, as a govt we have considered it fit to rename this stadium (Gusii Stadium) to the Simeon Nyachae Stadium” – Said President Uhuru Kenyatta

Gusii Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kisii, mostly used for football matches and is the home stadium of Shabana Kisii. The stadium can hold up to 5,000 people.

Amongst the leaders who attended the burial include Deputy president William Samoei Ruto, former vice president Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, former prime minister Raila Amollo Odinga, Baringo senator Gideon Moi, ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula, Embakasi member of parliament Babu Owino, Gatundu member of parliament Moses Kuria amongst other leaders.

However, the burial was marked with some decency as politicians were barred from making political statements, a move that was informed by how politicians misbehaved some few weeks during the burial of the father of the deputy governor Joash Maangi.

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The burial saw politicians allied to the deputy president William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga literally exchange blows.

The melee began when the South Mugirango member of parliament Sylvanus Osoro who is a key Ruto ally attacked Simba Arati who was peacefully speaking on the stage.

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