Uhuru sends back Rio probe re­port, seeks clar­i­fi­ca­tions

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta has sent the 2016 Rio Olympics probe team back to the draw­ing board with ques­tions about its re­cently sub­mit­ted re­port.

State House spokesman Manoah Esip­isu said the Pres­i­dent wants more clar­i­fi­ca­tion of the in­quiry to es­tab­lish if there was a mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of funds set aside for the Olympics team.

“I can con­firm that this re­port was handed to the Pres­i­dent. I can also con­firm that the Pres­i­dent had some ques­tions he wanted to be an­swered, and some clar­i­fi­ca­tions he wanted to be made in re­spect of the re­port,” Esip­isu said.

He added that State House ex­pects the Min­istry to re­turn the re­port to the Pres­i­dent when these mat­ters have been dealt with to en­able him to re­flect on the ac­tions re­quired.

In Au­gust, chair­man of the dis­banded Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee Kenya Kip­choge Keino said he wants the law to take its course on the Rio Olympics scan­dal. Ad­dress­ing the press at El­doret In­ter­na­tional Air­port from Rio, Keino said the gov­ern­ment should get to the bot­tom of the mat­ter by ap­ply­ing the rule of law. Sports CS Has­san Wario dis­banded the com­mit­tee and trans­ferred its op­er­a­tions to Sports Kenya fol­low­ing con­tro­ver­sial is­sues sur­round­ing the Team Kenya for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.

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