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Rio Olympics scandal: Ex Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, Soi Found Guilty Of Corruption

Ex Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario and former National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) official Stephen Soi were Wednesday found guilty of corruption alongside abuse office linked with the Rio 2016 Olympics scandal.

Their accomplices, ex Principal Secretary Richard Ekai, Haron Komen, Francis Paul and Patrick Kimathi Nkabu, were freed by trial magistrate Elizabeth Juma.

The officials were linked in the embezzlement of Sh88 million scandal that affected the sports in Kenya and Brazil.

The court heard that the money was to be used in buying air tickets for team Kenya, but was later grabbed by unknown ministry agents.

The matter was filed by a probing team working under Paul Ochieng, the Dean of Students at Strathmore University.

The court heard that the National Olympic Committee of Kenya also wired capital and kits from United States sports items manufacturer Nike valued at millions of shillings.

“The sports ministry agents misused Sh88,611,480 that was to be used in buying the air tickets. NOCK has been misusing Nike contract capital and kit valued at Sh126 million every year as from 2013,” the report said.

The courts therefore found out that the the former Sports ministry leaders were unable to produce the Sh54 million.

Wario will be held at the Gigiri Police Station, as he await his final jail term on Thursday, September 16, Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma ordered.

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