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DPP yet to receive CS Wario probe file from DCI

By For Citizen Digital

DPP Keriako Tobiko (PHOTO/file)
DPP Keriako Tobiko (PHOTO/file)

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is yet to submit a file of Ministry of Sports Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario and Principal Secretary Dr. Richard Ekai over Rio 2016 Olympics to the Director of Public Prosecution, Keriako Tobiko.

Tobiko had recommended the prosecution of the two over the scandal that saw a huge chunk of the almost Ksh 600m budget for the Rio Olympics and kit belonging to Team Kenya misappropriated or stolen.

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The court through State Counsel Duncan Ondimu heard that once the file is taken to the DPP’s office, an informed decision will be made on whether the criminal charges facing Wario and Ekai will be consolidated with that of four National Olympics Committee-Kenya (Nock) officials who are facing similar theft charges.

In the mention on Friday, the defense lamented to the court that despite a court directive that their clients be reinstated, they have not been able to access computers and other documents.

The prosecution through state counsel Duncan Odimu, told magistrate Charity Oluoch that the DPP is expected to make recommendation on how the matter will proceed once the DCI submits the file.

“DCI is yet to submit file which had been forwarded to him,”Ondimu said

In the case, team Kenya Chef-de-Mission for Rio Olympics, Stephen arap Soi, Secretary General Francis Kinyili Paul, first vice-chairman Bernard Ekumbo and second vice-chairman Pius Ochieng were charged afresh with conspiracy to defraud over 25 million Shillings and theft of assorted 2016 Rio Olympic Games kit for Team Kenya.

The four were charged a fresh after the prosecution, led by Senior State Counsel Duncan Ondimu made an application to have the previous two separate cases consolidated.

The matter will mention on the 24th of this month.

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