Wednesday, July 17, 2019- Citizen TV journalist, Wahiga Mwaura, has denied receiving Sh100, 000 bribe from National Olympics Committee of Kenya (Nock) officials who are facing corruption charges over the Rio Olympics scandal.

During the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Kenyan athletes complained about kit going missing as well as poor travel and accommodation arrangements.

Former Sports C S, Hassan Wario, his Principal Secretary Richard Ekai, and ex-NOCK official Stephen Soi are among Kenya sports officials who have since been charged with abuse of office and embezzlement of Sh55 million.

Mwaura, who covered the Rio Olympics for Citizen TV, told the court that he was informed of being earmarked to receive Sh100, 000 from the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (Nock), money that he was not aware of.

I wish to state that we came back to Nairobi on August 26, 2016, via Ethiopian Airline and I later aired stories on Citizen TV related to the ‘Rio fiasco’,” Mwaura said.

Mwaura who testified for close to four hours, further told the court that some of the individuals who were listed under ‘Team Kenya’ were foreigners, adding that he was conversant with most athletes as well as NOCK officials.

He also defended himself stating that his travel and accommodation arrangements were catered for by his employer, Royal Media Services. 

The Kenyan DAILY POST.  

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