Kenya ambassador to Austria Hassan Wario at the Milimani Law Courts on October 19, 2018 to face charges over his role in mismanagement of funds meant for team of which represented the country from the last Olympic Games.
By Maureen Kakah
Kenya’s ambassador to Austria Hassan Wario as well as also two others have been charged over allegations of embezzling of funds during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dr Wario, who will be the former Sports Cabinet Secretary, was charged with six counts of abuse of office.
He appeared before Anti-Corruption Court’s Magistrate Douglas Ogoti alongside former Sports officials Mr Haron Chebet Komen (director of administration) as well as also Mr Patrick Kimithi Nkabu (finance officer).
The two sports officials were charged with the offense of wilful failure to comply with applicable procedures as well as also guidelines relating to management of public funds.
They all denied charges levelled against them as well as also have been freed on a Sh1 million cash bail as well as a personal bond of a similar amount.
from the alternative, they have been ordered to deposit a bond of Sh2 million shillings having a surety of a similar amount.
Prosecution opposed a request by Mr Wario’s lawyer to have him allowed to have his passport creating sure of which he can travel for official duties.
According to the prosecution, the court should give directions on the request only after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues a clear position on whether Mr Wario can travel out of the country for official duty considering of which he has been charged.