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Rio Olympics scandal: Wario denies abuse of office charges

Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario at Milimani court./EZEKIEL AMINGA
Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario at Milimani court./EZEKIEL AMINGA

Former sports CS Hassan Wario has pleaded not guilty to the loss of Sh55m in

2016 Rio Olympics scandal.

Wario also denied abuse of office charges when he was arraigned on Friday.

He

is facing six counts of criminal

offences.

The Kenya ambassador to Austria appeared before Chief Magistrate

Douglas

Ogoti in Milimani Law Courts.

Wario and legendary athlete Kipchoge Keino on Thursday over the scandal.

DPP Noordin Haji had earlier said that the two and five others

have a case to answer.

But on Thursday, it

emerged that Keino will not face criminal charges but

will instead be a state witness against Wario and the others charged with impropriety in the scam.

Keino, 78, is a two-time Olympic champion and an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee.

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