DPP orders prosecution of Hassan Wario, Keino over Rio Olympics scandal

Written By: Richard Munga
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The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Hajj has given the go ahead for the prosecution of individuals who are accused of mismanagement of funds, during the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.

One of those mentioned in the Rio Fiasco, Stephen Soi, was arrested last evening in relation to the matter, which witnessed mismanagement of part of the 544 Million Shillings set aside by the government for the Games.

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Two years after the shameful Rio Fiasco came to light; Kenyans could finally expect to see those culpable for mismanaging money set aside for the 2016 Olympic Games, hosted in Rio, Brazil, brought to justice.

Those mentioned in a statement released by the Office of The Director of Public Prosecution include Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, Former Sports PS Richard Ekai, Former Director of Administration in the ministry of Sports Harun Komen and Former finance officer in the ministry Patrick Kimathi.

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Kipchoge Keino, who was the then president of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya, is also included, together with Former Secretary General Francis Kanyili and Stephen Soi.

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The six individuals will be charged with six counts of abuse of office and four counts of Willfull failure to comply with laws relating to the management of Public Funds.

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The development follows the discovery of a considerable amount of evidence which proves that indeed, there was misappropriation of over 55 Million Shillings.

Despite missing kits, poor travel arrangements and accommodation arrangements, Kenya came 15th in the Olympic medal table, winning 13 medals overall, including six gold.

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