Kenya Kwanza’s head of presidential campaign, Josephat Nanok threatens their team will go to court to challenge the decision to lock them out of Nyayo Stadium.
Yesterday, Nanok advised their opponents to find another venue to hold their campaign since they were the first to book the stadium on July 9, 2022.
He claimed that there was no other political party which had expressed interest in using the stadium prior to them booking it.
Sports Kenya has written to the UDA party, saying that Nyayo National Stadium will not be available for their upcoming rally on August 6.
According to the letter, there will be peace concerts that will take place in Nyayo National Stadium from August 5, 2022.
“We regret to inform you that due to peace concerts scheduled to take place at both Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani and Nyayo National Stadium between August 5 to 7 2022, the facility will not be available for use,” the letter said.
The letter was forwarded to the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage, the Principle Secretary State Department for Sports and Development, and to the Chairman of Sports Kenya Board.
Sports Kenya issued an apology saying they highly regret the inconveniences caused. Tension has been building up between Azimio and Kenya Kwanza ahead of the August 9 elections.
Both parties had scheduled to hold their final rallies at the same venue. A statement from Azimio’s Secretary General, Junet Mohamed on Tuesday stated that the party will hold its final rally at Nyayo Stadium.
“As the country approaches the General Election in under 20 days, the Azimio team wishes to thank all Kenyans of goodwill who have turned up in their millions all over the country at meetings, rallies and in person to join in this historic journey to a fair, just, prosperous and inclusive nation.”
The statement read in part. Presidential candidates plan these mega rallies to convince Kenyans and get their full support.