Kenya’s Olympic chef de mission Stephen Arap Soi has denied stealing US$256,000 meant for athletes’ and officials’ accommodation in Rio.
Two other top officials denied charges of stealing team uniforms provided by sponsor Nike.
Team Kenya, which won 13 medals at the Games, were dogged by allegations of mismanagement and corruption in Rio.
Soi is accused of taking US$234,000 on a flight from Kenya to Brazil on 20 July without declaring it to customs officials, according to Citizen TV. Prosecutors say that money was not accounted for at the Olympics.
Soi was charged with stealing the remainder in smaller amounts on separate occasions.
The next hearing is on Oct 24.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.