Kenyans on twitter have reacted the move by the DPP Noordin Haji who ordered that Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, ex- Sports PS Richard Ekai and former NOCK boss Kipchoge Keino should face charges of misappropriation of Rio Olympics 2016 funds.
The officials are accused of purchase of air tickets which were not utilized, overpayment of allowances amounting to over Ksh.15M and incurring expenditure on unauthorized persons amounting to over Ksh.6M among other allegations. The DPP mentioned that they believe to have the evidence required to handle this case.
In a statement that was released from the office of the DPP , the suspects will face six counts of abuse of office and four counts of willful failure to comply with laws relating to the management of public funds.
As recorded on the nation, two years ago in the Rio games,
Mr Anzrah opened up on the deplorable conditions some in the Kenyan delegation are going through in Rio, putting the blame squarely on the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOCK).
“We left for Brazil last Sunday and arrived on the same day. When we went to the athlete’s village, five of us — including Catherine Ndereba and Joseph Mosonik (both part of the coaching staff) — found out that we had no accreditation,” he said. Contrary to statements attributed to Nock chairman Kipchoge Keino and chef de mission Stephen Soi that he was not part of the delegation.
morale at the Team Kenya camp in the Brazilian city is at its lowest after weeks of problems including chaotic travel arrangements, inadequate training kit, questionable allocation of slots in the Olympic Village and doping-related bribery allegations against a top official.
The high profile of the coaches left out of the Olympic village leads to questions on who took up the spaces allocated for the Kenyan delegation, with allegations that some joyriders linked to top Nock and Sports ministry officials were accredited.
The move by the DPP two years later has impressed Kenyans as their hope in justice has eventually been instilled. Here are some of the reactions.
That is the Kenya we want. The althetes were poorly facilitated while officials were treating themselves like kings. The long arm of the law must surely catch them.
— Kiprotich Koskei (@Kiprotichkos) October 13, 2018
— Felix Makhanu (@FelixMakhanu2) October 13, 2018
Arrest them all…. We really Love the Friday arrests… Keep up the good work ?. We now need Wario in the Coolers ?
— Oscar EL Karañja (@OscarKaranja) October 13, 2018
Long live Noordin Haji. What a step.
— Abdul Nassir (@abdulnassir21) October 13, 2018
Things getting better each day! Kudos! ??????
— Eric Otieno (@ericotienoN) October 13, 2018
Great to read these news. I thought the matter has been forgotten. Thanks DC and ODPP. It’s a new dawn in the fight against corruption. We should not have No.1 athletics country, and top corruption country in the world appearing on the same page. We must erase the latter.
— Bernard Koech (@KoechBernard) October 13, 2018
Good job Noordin.When are you arresting Chiloba?
— Maxamud (@Tangawizi22) October 13, 2018
Great work DPP, please investigate the people facilitating doping including those who are currently abetting the vice @CSRashidEchesa
— Peter Langat (@langatpeter20) October 13, 2018