The ex-sports minister Hassan Wario, has been sentenced to jail for six years by the Kenyan court on Thursday after being found accountable for embezzling funds meant for sports athletes in the Brazil Olympics 5 years ago.
Though the country enjoyed strong winning in Olympics in Rio, with six gold & silver medals and one bronze, the performance was ruined by claims of illegal practices among high government officials and team bosses.
Hassan Wario, being the sports minister at that period, was found guilty by the magistrate court of Nairobi due to mismanagement of office in connection to the loss of funds.
According to the court ruling to Wario in the case that began in 2018, Wario was appointed as Kenya's ambassador to Austria after joining the cabinet, must pay a 3.6M Shillings fine to avoid going to jail.
The team leader Stephen Soi was also found guilty of criminal practice and has been sentenced to ten years in jail or pay a penalty of 103M Shillings.
Dozens of senior officials with various crime has been charged by Prez. Uhuru Kenyatta’s government in a suppression against graft in 2018 and 2019. The first to finish with is the Wario case.
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