Kenya officials charged in Olympic corruption inquiry


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Former Sports activities Minister Hassan Wario is without doubt one of the seven to face corruption expenses

Seven senior Kenyan officers shall be charged over alleged corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympic Video games, the nation’s chief prosecutor mentioned.

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

Chief prosecutor Noordin Haji mentioned they have to flip themselves in by Monday.

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

“The impression of corruption and siphoning of funds meant for the facilitation of our sportsmen and girls has a destructive impression on their capability to carry out optimally,” Mr Haji mentioned in a press release.

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Keino gained his first Olympic gold within the 1,500m on the 1968 Video games in Mexico Metropolis, and his second within the three,000m steeplechase in Munich in 1972.

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Kipchoge Keino gained Olympic gold medals in 1968 and 1972

The 2016 Olympic Video games in Rio de Janeiro earned Kenya six gold and 6 silver medals in addition to a bronze – the nation’s finest medal tally.

However claims of corruption in opposition to staff bosses and authorities officers marred their success.

The costs are the most recent in a sequence of corruption investigations in Kenya.

In Might, Kenyan police arrested the top of a authorities youth company over an alleged theft of 8bn Kenyan shillings ($78m; £59m).

President Uhuru Kenyatta pledged to battle corruption when he got here to energy in 2013.

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