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Former CS Hassan Wario Freed After Paying Ksh 3.6M Fine

Hassan Wario, the former Sports CS, was released after paying an Sh3.6 million punishment in a money embezzlement case.

Wario was found guilty of misuse of office after the Sh42 million controversy at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Wario and Stephen Soi, the Head of Mission to the Rio Olympic Games, appeared before Nairobi anti-corruption court chief magistrate Elizabeth Juma, who found them guilty of mismanaging monies set aside for the games.

After being convicted of graft, his co-accused and former Team Kenya Head of Delegation Stephen Soi faces up to 12 years in prison or a fine of Ksh.105 million.

They were in front of Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma of the Anti-Corruption Court.

The magistrate stated that resources were wasted and that the budget for the games should be customized. She stated that not everyone involved in the planning process should go.

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