Olympics officials flunk ethics test

National Olympic Committee of Kenya deputy secretary general James Chacha (second right) with
some members of the accredited Team Kenya delegation in Rio de Janeiro early August, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The bulk of the joy riders came from the government, National Olympic of Kenya Executive Committee and their relatives.
  • The entire NOC-K executive committee of 13 members was in Rio with the government sending 33 officials led by the Sports, Arts and Culture Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario.
  • Each member of the Kenyan delegation received Sh1 million each as overseas allowances.
  • The new Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge returned home on Thursday with no official in sight to welcome him.
  • There are several people in this list who are no associated with sports, government or NOC-K. 

The  government spent over  Sh150 million on allowances to send over 100  officials and athletes to the Rio Olympic Games.

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