Security Heightened for the Stars- Malawi Match
Following the horrifying blast that was experienced on 28th of May along Moi Avenue, security has been beefed up for the Harambe Stars Malawi game. Fans and Kenyans in general should expect to see security like they have never seen before,” Football Kenya Federation’s...>>>
head of security Shadrack Maluki said. He went on to say that he wanted Kenyans to go for the match knowing there is security. He assured them that all measures to ensure their safety has been put in place.
He said the match organizers were working closely with the police including the anti-terrorist section to mount a thorough security operation for the match. “The number of police officers in uniform and plain clothes will be enough to contain a crowd of 60,000 inside and around the stadium,” Maluki said. Fifa will be watching the match with interest because of previous security lapses during international football matches. The body fined Kenya about Sh1.2 million for a security breach during the World Cup pre-qualifier between Kenya and Seychelles at the Nyayo National Stadium on November 15. Fans from the terraces jumped over the fence to gain access to the VIP area. FKF was warned of a ban or docking of points should another security lapse occur.
Sales of the tickets are however low as fans complain that the prices are too high. Seats at the VVIP section are retailing for ksh3, 000, ksh2, 000 for VIP section, ksh1, 000 for the corporate area while terrace tickets are going for ksh500. Tickets can be bought online since the introduction of e-ticketing. No ticket will be sold at the venue and ticket sale is expected to be closed by Friday. There are 48,000 tickets on offer. The game will be played at the revamped Kasarani Stadium on Saturday 2nd June at 4:00pm.