Court summons former CS Wario over Rio scandal


Court summons former CS Wario over Rio scandal
Former Sports Cabinet Minister Hassan Wario. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Anti-Corruption court Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti directed Wario to appear in court on Friday, October 19 alongside former National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President Kipchoge Keino.
  • Wario, who is currently Kenya’s ambassador to Austria, is set to face graft charges alongside other Ministry of Sports officials implicated in the misappropriation of funds that were set aside for the Rio Olympic games.

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario has been summoned to appear in court over the 2016 Rio Olympics scandal in which Ksh.55 million was misappropriated.

Anti-Corruption court Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti directed Wario to appear in court on Friday, October 19 alongside former National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President Kipchoge Keino.

Wario, who is currently Kenya’s ambassador to Austria, is set to face graft charges alongside other Ministry of Sports officials implicated in the misappropriation of funds that were set aside for the Rio Olympic games.

The former CS and Kipchoge Keino were expected to appear in court on Monday together former Principal Secretary Richard Ekai, the then Rio Games Chief De Mission Stephen Soi and NOCK Secretary General Francis Kinyili.

Former Principal Secretary Richard Ekai, the then Rio Games Chief De Mission Stephen Soi and NOCK Secretary General Francis Kinyili. PHOTO/ CITIZEN DIGITAL

Ekai, Soi and Kinyili were arraigned before Magistrate Ogoti where they pleaded not guilty to charges of graft.

 

They are charged with making unauthorised payments, over-payment of allowances amounting to over Ksh.15 million and purchasing tickets worth Ksh.22 million which were not used by athletes or officials in the trip that was full of joyriders.

Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji says he is satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to charge the officials with the misappropriation of over Ksh.55 million.

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