•Addressing mourners on Monday, Uhuru said the stadium will be renamed to Simon Nyachae stadium.
•" We will give an additional Sh150m to the county to complete the stadium before 2022," Uhuru said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that Gusii stadium be renamed after the late Simon Nyachae.
Addressing mourners on Monday, Uhuru said the stadium will be renamed to Simon Nyachae stadium.
"We will give an additional Sh150m to the county to complete the stadium..and to ensure that this stadium is completed by the end of this year and to an international standard," Uhuru said.
In his Eulogy, Uhuru said that Nyachae was a disciplinarian, not only in disciplining others, but the discipline with which he carried himself.
"What he expected of others, is what he expected from himself. What he told us to do, is what he himself did," he said.
Noting that he knew Nyachae since he was young, Uhuru said Nyachae held his hands to who he was.
"I am also ready to hold hands with your family so that we can continue from where he left," Uhuru said.
He further recounted how one of Nyachae's sons - Kenneth- used to beat people whenever he was in trouble.
"Kuna kijana ya Nyachae mmoja, wakati tulikuwa vijana tulikuwa tunatembea huko na huku…anaitwa Ken…siku hizo huyu mtu mkienda pahali mambo iwe moto kidogo anachemka haraka haraka, akishindwa na ya kusema, ngumi zimekunjwa tayari," he said.
In Eulogising Nyachae, DP William Ruto narrated to mourners how he became a victim of late Simeon Nyachae’s beating.
“We celebrate a great patriotic Kenyan, an administrator and public servant, a brave and courageous politician," he said.
"Despite age differences, we had a relationship and on many occasions, I want to confess that I was a victim of his canning."
Ruto in his sentiments said apart from the physical blows, Nyachae made sure that politically, they walked on the right path.
There was tight security at Gusii Stadium for the final memorial service of the late Nyachae.
General Service Unit personnel were deployed to man all key entrances to the venue are not leaving anything to chance.
The body of Nyachae arrived at his home in Nyosia, Kisii county on Sunday ahead of the burial ceremony today. By Mary Agutu, The Star