354KM Charity Walk Bears No Fruit For Ex Chief Effort to Save Karbanet Stadium
Joseph Malatit, a former assistant chief in Baringo County, who trekked from Karbanet to Nairobi in an effort to raise funds for the construction of Karbanet stadium has returned home empty-handed.
Malatit, who was hoping to get to meet president Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa and Kenya Olympic Committee president Paul Tergat, says he lost three kgs during the journey and three pair of shoes, which he says got worn out during the 11-day trek.
According to the ex-chief, he only managed to meet Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and the Safaricom head of corporate affairs Stephen Chege.
Malalit maintains that his joy is to see the Karbanet stadium completed so that young people in the locality don’t have to go to train in neigbouring counties due to lack of a functional stadium.
“It’s so shameful seeing youth going to train in Nakuru and Uasin Gishu counties when we can have our own facilities,” he said.
The construction of Kabarnet stadium was commissioned by the former Governor Benjamin Cheboi back in 2014 but later stalled due to lack of funds.