Stella Dimoko Ex-NOCK Officials Charged With Fraud,Theft In Rio Olympics Fiasco


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Ex-NOCK Officials Charged With Fraud,Theft In Rio Olympics Fiasco

Three former officials of the disbanded NOCK were charged on Wednesday with theft and fraud offences relating to this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Kenya bagged its biggest ever haul of medals in Brazil but doping allegations and organisational problems plagued preparations for the event.

A charge sheet seen by Reuters showed two of the officials - Francis Paul and Pius Ochieng - are accused of failing to declare uniforms donated by sports goods manufacturer Nike between June and July.

Chef de mission Stephen Soi, was charged with two counts of theft involving more than $252,000 and other related offences.
Part of the money was meant to meet accommodation costs for officials accompanying the Kenyan team in Rio de Janeiro.

All the officials pleaded not guilty during a court session in Nairobi and were released on bail of Sh200,000 each. The trial will start on October 24.
The officials were arrested on their return from Rio at the end of August over their roles in the alleged mismanagement of the Kenyan team's preparations for the Games.

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) was disbanded on August 25 following public pressure and a directive from President Uhuru Kenyatta for the situation to be investigated.


nicky onikan said...

In Nigeria we only know of the wrong doing of our government officials when a new administration assumes office, otherwise everything will be swept under the carpet and they will set up ten-man committees. Tueeh for my country.

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Port Harcourt's Finest said...

Corruption, greed and avarice is the norm of most African nations today. This virus that was contacted since the days of our father's colonial masters (I say our fathers because I refuse to be subject to such hypocrisy and enslavement of the yester years of ignorance and disenlightenment as suffered by our elder states men) has spread like wild fire to deepening asunder of all that is good and just in the heart of the African man today. And I refuse to be part of it.
Join me now, my fellow peer and awakened generation on the path of honest, hard work, diligence and fear of God to promote good virtues for the betterment of our land and race. Shalom!

Loveme Jeje said...

See their faces Awon Ole.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure these ones have cousins in Nigeria.

Chidinma Gift said...

Good for them

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