The Dandora Stadium is finally open to the public, after a six-year wait. The stadium, which was constructed at a cost of more than Ksh 276 million, was commissioned by Nairobi County Governor Sakaja Johnson and will serve more than one million city residents.

Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Governor Sakaja confirmed that the County Government is developing and commissioning similar projects across all sub-counties to nurture sporting talents. He added that the county government has also developed strategies to ensure the completion of similar projects, some dating back to 2010.

“The completion of Dandora Stadium is yet another Proofpoint that under my watch, we must complete all development projects even as we break ground for new projects that will benefit Nairobi residents. I will steer clear of retrogressive politics that denies our people development projects based on who broke ground. These are Nairobi people projects, and they will hopefully play a key role in nurturing this city’s next crop of sporting giants,” Sakaja said.

Following the official opening, over thirty local football teams will now have a chance to utilize the facility at affordable fees. This will guarantee youth engagement for monetizing their talents and abstain from vices like crime, alcohol, and drug abuse due to idleness.

Noting the benefits of the stadium to Nairobi residents, Governor Sakaja added, “This stadium represents just the beginning of our vision for Nairobi as a city of opportunities. We are committed to delivering similar sports centres in all sub-counties, recognizing the immense potential of sports, creative arts, and talents to transform lives. The capacity of the Dandora Stadium will accommodate a substantial number of spectators, ensuring that it becomes a hub for sporting events and community gatherings.”