Audit reveals Sh1.7bn Sports ministry scam

Kenya fans during the IAAF Under-18 World Athletics Championships at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi last year. An audit report shows that half of the money the government pumped into the event was misappropriated. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Ouko’s report comes only a month after IAAF handed Kenya the rights to host the 2020 IAAF World Athletics Under-20 Championships.
  • Principal Secretary for Sports Kirimi Kaberia said in a telephone interview that he will only give a comprehensive statement after looking at the report.
  • Efforts to get comments from Mr Hassan Wario, who was the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture at the time, were futile as his phone went answered.

Half of the money the government pumped into the IAAF Under-18 World Youth Championships in Nairobi last year was stolen in yet another plunder of public funds.

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