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SEI Africa sets up air quality monitoring sensors at Raila Odinga Stadium

With the CECAFA and AFCON games expected to be hosted in 2027 in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, SEI-Africa is working closely with the Kenya government, UNEP and Athletics Kenya, to improve the state of stadiums in Africa through the installation of air quality sensors.  SEI-Africa has already fixed an air quality monitoring sensor to enhance sporting activities at Raila Amolo Odinga Stadium in Homa Bay County, Kenya.

Published on 31 December 2023
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Lawrence Nzuve / lawrence.nzuve@sei.org

With a seating capacity of 20,000, and essential sporting infrastructure such as the natural turf, track and floodlight masts, the Raila Odinga Stadium is equipped to attract local and international sporting events. The air quality monitor will provide state of the art data to facilitate the hosting of major international athletics events in the venue. Homa Bay County and in particular the stadium joins other major urban centres and cities in Kenya that have benefitted from this capacity building including Migori, Nakuru, Nairobi, Eldoret, Kapsabet, Kilifi and Mombasa and several other African cities including, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, Ndola and Lusaka.

Unveiling of air quality sensor at Homa Bay stadium

SEI Africa director Philip Osano explains the results of a three-month air quality monitoring at the  Raila Amolo Odinga Homa Bay stadium in Homa Bay County, Kenya to the governor Gladys Wanga and the AK president.

Photo: Lawrence Nzuve / SEI – Africa

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