A Ksh260m Karatu Stadium in Gatundu turned into grazing field

The Karatu Stadium in Gatundu South has turned into a grazing field, months after the contractor abandoned the project. 

The stadium is among those  the Jubilee government had promised to set up after assuming power, in a bid to help youths grow their talent.

Ksh 260M had been injected into the project, which was set for completion in August 2020.

The construction kicked off in 2017, with the stadium set to host a total of 4000 persons. 

In 2020 however, the multi-million project stalled when the contractor deserted the project, which has now been converted into a grazing field for goats and cows.

According to the locals, when the contractor left, he had not paid the casual workers who had been absorbed to work on the site. 

“I was the sole breadwinner in my family since my husband was ill and later passed on as I was waiting to be paid to clear his hospital bills,” Margaret Njeri, a lady who worked at the site as a casual worker stated.

This is one of the many promised Government stadiums that have been under construction for more than four years and are yet to be completed. 

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