Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has expressed hope that Kenyan athletes will win gold in the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games.
“Our athletes are our pride and our joy and in Nakuru we have made deliberate efforts to be the source of champions,” Kinyanjui said.
“This week, accompanied by Boston Marathon winner Geoffrey Kirui I inspected the ongoing construction of Keringet Sports Academy in Kuresoi South.”
He said his administration has injected Kshs. 120 million in the first phase in the area that has an altitude of about 2400 metres above the sea level.
Once complete, the camp is expected to nurture local talent especially the youth and ensure they continue with their education as they train.
“We are also planning to hold annual marathon in Keringet once the academy is completed,” the governor said.
The academy is expected to change the face of Keringet.
“We urge those recently issued with title deeds not to sell their land,” he said.
The sports facility will come with other benefits to the entire community.
Guests will need complementary services such as accommodation.
“In our tour of Keringet, we issued 210 title deeds to plots in Keringet town and more 180 will be issued soon,” Kinyanjui said.
“We are also upgrading Keringet Health Centre to a level-4 hospital to address emergency cases. We recently delivered a new ambulance to the facility.”
The county government also launched the tarmacking of a 1 km road connecting Keringet market to main Keringet-Olenguruone main road.
The project is being done at a cost of Kshs. 24 million.