Kakamega town based hotels are experiencing one lucrative business that has never happened in their history. The season’s blessings have been brought by the CECAFA games that will take place at Bukhungu Stadium starting tomorrow at exactly 2.00 P.M with Kenya’s Harambee stars opening the ground with Rwandan soccer team.
Preparations ahead of the soccer tournament have been met ushering in various teams from countries like Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda among others. Golf Hotel, Kakamega’s most world class hotel is hosting Harambee stars team among other visitors whereas Western Star Hotel is hosting Burundi based team.
Kakamega Sports Club and Diamond Resort & Guest House just like any other hotels around, have every reason to smile after all their accommodation rooms are fully occupied. According to Kakamega Sports Club Manager Mr. Dismus Wafula, more business is expected within and outskirts of Kakamega County following enormous entry of various visitors.
“Kakamega County based hotels expects bigger economic boost following the CECAFA tournament challenge, we are expecting all hotels and guest houses to enjoy this opportunity ranging from accommodation, foods among other services.” Said Mr. Wafula
Despite huge business expected in Kakamega, there is a shortage of hotels and guest houses to achieve the larger number of people coming to watch the games. Kakamega county has about 65 hotels, a number that cannot sustain large number of visitors especially in an event of international games. It is being said that a good number of visitors will be communiting from as far as Eldoret, Kisumu, Bungoma among other neighboring towns. This is said to be as a result of a few and less standardized hotels and guest houses for accommodation among other hotel related services.
CECAFA tournament is set to begin tomorrow and will take a couple of weeks before its end.