Court allows ex-Sports CS Wario to travel to Austria


Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario
Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario arraigned in court over abuse of office.

In Summary

  • He further adds that he is the sole breadwinner of his family, therefore, urgently needs to travel and attend to them.
  • He says that the family is yet to settle and learn the language in the country and this is taking a toll on them.
  • Wario further told the court that he is a holder of two passports and both were deposited in court on October 15, 2018 following court orders.

A Nairobi Court on Friday granted former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario permission to travel to Austria to attend to his family and other official duties.

The court however directed that Wario deposits the passport back by January 10, 2019.

Wario, who is out on a Ksh.2 million bond had his travel documents taken after he was charged with six counts of abuse of office.

In his application filed Thursday, Wario says he has a one-year-old child and needs to attend to the family who he has not seen since he was charged in October this year.

He further adds that he is the sole breadwinner of his family, therefore, urgently needs to travel and attend to them.

He says that the family is yet to settle and learn the language in the country and this is taking a toll on them.

“I was appointed as the Kenyan ambassador to Austria and the permanent Representative to the United Nations which positions requires regular travel to advance country’s interests and I am unable to carry out that function as my passports are deposited with the court,” reads court documents.

Wario further told the court that he is a holder of two passports and both were deposited in court on October 15, 2018 following court orders.

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