the grave

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Moi International Sports Centre – what a grave.

(a) Swimming costs 100/= Kshs for adults, 50/= for Kids.
Baptism 50/=, Photo sessions 1.000/= and Video sessions 5.000/=.

(b) What you see in front of the picture is the overgrown parking lot of the stadium. The lamps all lack their bulbs and the whole area behind the stadium resembles a small (bird) sanctuary – we even saw a guinea hen.

(c) With just a little bit of maintenance, this place could really look beautiful as the facilities still look very promising and were def. made to last longer.

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Who is in charge of this place?

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  1. Directly from “these people” link abive by Gathunuku.

    Our Vision
    To be the preferred sports and recreational hosts in the region

    Our Mission
    To manage develop and market sporting and recreational facilities to the satisfaction of stakeholders

    With that kind of a vision and Mission one would think they would at least do some “beautification” .Perhaps borrow a leaf from Nairobi Mayor??

  2. Directly from “these people” link above by Gathunuku.

    Our Vision
    To be the preferred sports and recreational hosts in the region

    Our Mission
    To manage develop and market sporting and recreational facilities to the satisfaction of stakeholders

    With that kind of a vision and Mission one would think they would at least do some “beautification” .Perhaps borrow a leaf from Nairobi Mayor??

  3. just another example of ill-conceived urban planning. some prestige object, to glorify some government (what is the name, again please) i was there once in better days, when things were still used. but maybe those day weren’t really better. maybe the sicontinued use really is better – because it can serve as a lesson for future planning (a very expensive one though).

    what can be learned? what does that story speak of? obviuosly simply that this whole stadium was never needed. it wasnt anything that anyone really had a use for. Otherwise it would be used and been extended and bring business, and sustainable improvement to the surrounding communities. and now its just a grave. as so many other well meant but badly done development jobs… next time ask the people what is needed, where the real need is. not just built something, assuming it will bring this and that change. how much real good could have been instead …