The County government of Bomet is constructing a state-of-the-art 37,000 seater stadium which is expected to be completed early next year. Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto says the County government has so far pumped in Sh120 million into the project whose construction started one and half years ago. “We expect the project to cost less than Sh200 million on completion because we are using a labour-based contract which is a cheaper option,” Ruto said. He said, “Some of the people who have been opposing the project should visit the site and see for themselves the scope of work that has so far been undertaken,” “Somewhere in this region (South Rift), the national government has pumped in Sh200 million to construct a stadium yet all that was done was level the field and uproot trees. And here with Sh100 million the construction is almost complete,” Ruto said. Ruto said the stadium which has a gymnasium would be used for athletics, football and indoor games once the construction is completed. “The County government will also put up high altitude athletics training centres at Tegat in Bomet East Sub-County and at Terek in Konoin Sub-County to nurture talents among the youths. Currently, most of the budding and international athletes from Bomet County are training in various camps in the North Rift region,” Ruto said. The perception among Kenyans is that athletes who have carried the Kenyan flag high in international competitions are all from the North Rift while most of them including – Kipsiele Koech, Charles Tangus, Mercy Cherono, Emily Muge, Nicholas Kosimbei, Moses Mutai, William Sigei, John Korir, Geoffrey Korir, Vincent Ruto, William Kalya, Dominic Kirui and William Chirchir are among those who are from Bomet County.