EX sports cabinet secretary Hassan Wario [photo: NMG]
Former sports cabinet secretary of Hassan wario and other National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) officials have been convicted over abuse of office and over 55 million shilling scandal of the Rio Olympics scandal by by chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma. Together with Team Kenya leader Stephen Soi, the court conducted an audit and could not account for the money.
Their co-accused, former Principal Secretary Richard Ekai, Haron Komen, Francis Paul and Patrick Kimathi Nkabu, were acquitted by trial magistrate Elizabeth Juma.
The officials were implicated in the Sh88 million corruption scandal that rocked team Kenya in Brazil.
The charges included irregular payment of allowances, including unwanted persons in the Kenyan delegation in Rio and the purchase of air tickets for unauthorised persons, leading to the misappropriation of funds.
In its case, prosecutors alleged that Nock officials together with the Ministry of Sports engaged in the mismanagement of funds meant for the Rio Olympics resulting in the loss of public funds.
The former sports cabinet secretary has been detained at Gigiri police station, pending sentencing today.