Embu Governor Martin Wambora is spoiling for a fight with Deputy President William Ruto over the closure of all stadiums in Embu County.
DP Ruto is expected to hold a meeting in Moi Stadium in Embu on Sunday and has already confirmed the function but Wambora who learnt about the meeting hurriedly ordered for a complete shut down of the stadiums and all other possible venues for ‘renovation purposes’.
A source told a local media house that the stadium will be open for use from the second weekend of March this year.
However, the Embu Governor denied reports that the stadium has been closed to prevent DP Ruto from using it.
“I am surprised that some individuals are saying that I have closed Moi stadium to block some individuals from using it. This is not the case. The chief officer in charge of the stadium has brought to my attention a memo he had written to the effect that the stadium will be closed for renovation, from 10th February,” Wambora said.
Embu County’s Chief Officer for Youth Empowerment and Sports, Samuel Wachira also reiterated the same sentiments, noting that Moi stadium has been closed to allow the construction of a proper drainage system to avert flooding whenever it rains.