Top sports ministry officials embezzled Sh88 million meant for tickets, probe shows

Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario (centre) receives the Rio 2016 Probe Committee report from the team’s chairman Paul Ochieng in Nairobi last month. Others are committee members (from left) Ibrahim Hussein, Elias Makori and Jedidah Nthenge. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The report, by the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games Probe Committee, was handed to President Uhuru Kenyatta by Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario last week.

  • It also expresses concern over the misappropriation of funds paid to the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) by American sportswear manufacturer Nike, which supplies training and competition uniforms to Kenyan teams.

Top officials in the Sports ministry embezzled Sh88 million meant for air tickets to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, a probe into one of Kenya’s most controversial sporting outings shows.


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