Kenya officials charged in Olympic corruption inquiry

By Daily Sports on October 15, 2018

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Seven senior Kenyan officials will be charged over alleged corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games, the country’s chief prosecutor said.

Those accused include ex-Sports Minister Hassan Wario and former Olympic Committee head Kipchoge Keino, a two-time Olympic gold medallist.

Chief prosecutor Noordin Haji said they must turn themselves in by Monday.

More than 55m shillings ($545,542; £414,607) meant for the athletes was allegedly siphoned off.

“The impact of corruption and siphoning of funds meant for the facilitation of our sportsmen and women has a negative impact on their ability to perform optimally,” Mr Haji said in a statement.

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro earned Kenya six gold and six silver medals as well as a bronze – the country’s best medal tally.

But claims of corruption against team bosses and government officials marred their success.

The charges are the latest in a series of corruption investigations in Kenya.

In May, Kenyan police arrested the head of a government youth agency over an alleged theft of 8bn Kenyan shillings ($78m; £59m).

President Uhuru Kenyatta pledged to fight corruption when he came to power in 2013. (BBC)

•Photo shows Kenya Police

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 15, 2018

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