Rio 2016 Scandal: Nairobi court finds Wario and Soi guilty

Rio 2016 Scandal: Nairobi court finds Wario and Soi guilty

Wario was found guilty of abusing his office through the improper award of benefits to three individuals included in the delegation that travelled to Brazil in July 2016.

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A Nairobi court has found former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario and former National Olympic Committee - Kenya (NOC-K) guilty of offences related to the Ksh 55 million scandal surrounding Team Kenya at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The duo were taken into remand ahead of their sentencing on Thursday 16 September 2021.

Wario was found guilty of abusing his office through the improper award of benefits to three individuals included in the delegation that travelled to Brazil in July 2016.

Soi was found guilty of six counts on willful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to management of public funds and abuse of office.

Former Sports PS Richard Ekai, Haron Komen, former director of administration at the Ministry of Sports, Francis Kinyili and Patrick Kimathi Nkabu were acquitted due to insufficient evidence.

 

 

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