In 2017 after Uhuru Kenyatta and Wiliam Ruto got into power for the second term, they promised to build 9 stadiums all over the country. The works at the stadium commenced and millions went into the projects.
According to Nation Africa, companies linked to several politicians were awarded contracts to build the stadiums that were launched by Former Deputy President William Ruto.
Wote Stadium tender was awarded to Taphes and Nitram Enterprises whose shareholders according to Nation Africa are former Machakos MCAs.
Taphes and Nitram Enterprises won the tender of 299 million shillings and was set to complete the stadium within 8 months.
Josphat Mwanzia Kasyoka who was the former MCA Kyeleni Ward according to the Nation has 900 shares making him the biggest shareholder in the company. Christopher Kasyoka Mwanzia is also said to have 100 shares in the company.
In interviews, according to the Nation, Former Kinanie Mark Muendo alias King’ang’i acted as the Company’s director even though it is not known how many shares he holds in the company.
He was once quoted in an interview captivating the project consultant Mutiso Menezes International for delaying in approving project designs and Sports Kenya for delay in releasing the funds.
In February 2021, Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed terminated Taphes and Nitram Enterprises’ contract citing that the Ministry did not believe the firm had the capacity to execute the project.
According to Nation Africa, the company’s contract was terminated after they had already received 40 percent of the contract sum but had not even completed 50 percent of the work in the stadium.
The stadium is now under the National Youth Service after the firm was terminated but not much activity is ongoing.
The stadium’s foundation stone was laid by Deputy President William Ruto on May 27, 2017. During the campaigns, the Deputy president promised to have the stadium completed in 6 months’ time.