Hassan Wario and Kipchoge Keino arrested after surrendering to police


Nairobi, KENYA: Former sports Cabinet secretary  Hassan Wario and former chairman of the National Olympics Committee Kipchoge Keino were on Thursday arrested moments after surrendering to police.

This follows a directive issued by the DPP requiring the two to report to the Director of Public Prosecutions for questioning.

Wario and the athletics legend had flown back into the country on  Wednesday night before they were accompanied by their lawyers to the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road.

Harun Komen and Patrick Nkabu both who are former officers in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts also surrendered to the police on Thursday.

The office of the director of public prosecutions ODPP had asked the suspects named in the misappropriation of sh. 55M at the 2016 Rio Olympics saga to surrender to the police by the 15th October 2018.

This was before a court in Nairobi issued a Thursday 18th October deadline for Wario and Kieno because they were out of the country when the ODPP issued the directive.

In the directive, the DPP Nordin Hajj had recommended 7 suspects among them those who surrendered on Thursday charged of misappropriation of the Rio 2016 Olympic monies.

The four suspects are expected to be arraigned in court on Friday.

Two officials have so far appeared in court to answer charges related to the scandal.

They include the former principal secretary in the sports ministry Richard Ekai who on Monday appeared alongside 2016 Rio Olympic Games Team Kenya Chef De Mission Stephen Soi and National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) secretary general Francis Paul Kinyili.

The three were released on a Sh. 1 million cash bail.