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Hassan Wario found guilty for misuse of Rio Olympic funds

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario has been found guilty of abuse of office and misuse of public funds.

Former National Olympic committee of Kenya official Stephen Soi was found guilty of willfully failing to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to management of public funds as well as abuse of office.

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario has been found guilty of abuse of office and misuse of public funds.

Former National Olympic committee of Kenya official Stephen Soi was found guilty of willfully failing to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to management of public funds as well as abuse of office.

Anti-corruption magistrate Elizabeth Juma said the Prosecution had proven Wario had a role in the embezzlement of funds allocated to the NOCK) to oversee the welfare of Kenyan representatives to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The magistrate said there was wastage of money during the Rio fiasco and Wario did not have a mandate to allow the additional three people to travel as Team Kenya.

They are Monica Sairo, Richard Abura and Edan Adow.

The report which was compiled by an investigation team led by Paul Ochieng, the Dean of Students at Strathmore University said, at least Sh88.6 million was reported to have been embezzled, an investigation ordered by the Sports ministry revealed in November 2016.

The courts, however, established that the then-Sports ministry officials couldn’t account for Sh54 million.

Wario will be detained at the Gigiri Police Station, pending his sentencing on Thursday, September 16.

All the other accused persons were also acquitted on the charges leveled against them for lack of sufficient evidence.

Former PS Richard Ekai is among those who were acquitted on Wednesday.

Others are Haron Komen, former director of administration at the Ministry of Sports, Francis Kinyili and Patrick Kimathi Nkabu.