NOCK accuses MP of posing as Rio captain

By Karanja David

The Rio Olympics saga has taken yet another twist in events after the National Olympic Committee of Kenya accused Cherang’any Member of Parliament Wesley Korir of imposing himself as the team captain and was not appointed by NOCK, words that prompted Korir to seek permission to withdraw from the proceedings of the Labour Committee of the national assembly.

Korir was on the forefront of exposing the hardships faced by the Kenyan team to the Olympic Games held from the 5th to 21st of August in Brazil.

The flow of accusations continue as the cabinet secretary Dr Hassan Wario remain unshaken over his move to disband NOCK, with several members of the Committee facing charges of abuse of office, theft and mismanagement of team Kenya to the Olympic Games.

Recently Wario said that NOCK will remain disbanded until his team meets the International Olympic Committee.

Meanwhile State House has rejected claims by the National Olympic committee of Kenya associating the President with rooms it booked during the Summer Olympic games in Rio Brazil.

In a statement State House said foreign travel for his Excellency the President is arranged solely by the ministry of foreign affairs.

”At no time does the ministry delegate that function to any other government department or agency” the statement said.

The President himself had publicly announced that he would not travel to Rio so it remains a mystery why an agency not authorized to arrange his travel would take up that role.

In Conclusion the statement read, The President expects that this matter will be investigated and those culpable held to account.



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