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Former CS Wario sentenced to 6 years in jail or pay Ksh.3.6M fine in Rio saga

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario has been sentenced to a six-year jail term or pay a fine of Sh3.6 million over his involvement in the 2016 Rio Olympics scandal.Stephen Soi also and who headed the Kenyan team to the Olympics at the time has been sentenced to a 10-year jail term or a fine of Sh103 million over misuse of public funds.

On Wednesday these two were found guilty of corruption, abuse of office and misuse of public funds during the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.They were appearing before Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma.Juma while convicting Wario said that indeed he took advantage of his office and had three other persons travel and be included in the team Kenya and have allowances issued to them.

Court says that this resulted to loss of public funds. In additional the court has mentioned names of other three people,Monica Sairo, Richard Abura and Edan Adow who travelled to Rio without following rights proceedings."The additional names were included after they closed the accreditation… Clearly this was an indicator that the three were not part of the team Kenya ..,”ruled Magistrate Juma.

The former Sports CS was charged with 4 counts, the first count is engaging in a project without prior planning contrary to Section 45 (2) (c) as read with sections 48 (1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003.

The other three counts were abuse of office contrary to Section 46 as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003 with particulars that he improperly conferred a benefit on three persons by including them on the list of delegation to Rio, Brazil for Olympic Games 2016

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