Kenya ambassador to Austria and former Sports CS Hassan Wario and two others also surrendered to the police to beat a deadline set by Anti-Corruption Court magistrate Douglas Ogoti.On Monday, the magistrate ordered the accused to appear before him to take plea on the charges.
“Failure to present themselves before the DCI, warrants of arrests be issued,” he directed.
The marathon legend had been asked to report to the DCI offices on Monday by DPP Noordin Haji, together with the former Sport CS over the embezzlement of funds meant for 2016 Rio Olympics.
The court was however told that the two individuals were out of the country on separate missions but were expected to return on by Wednesday.
Also expected to answer to the graft charges are former director of administration Haron Chebet Komen and former finance officer Patrick Kimithi Nkabu in the Sports ministry.
The DPP made the decision to go forward with the case after establishing that there was enough evidence to charge the former CS and other officers for the misappropriation of at least Ksh 55 Million.
Investigations revealed that the government had allocated Ksh 544 million for the Olympics which were allegedly misused by Wario and National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) officials.
“Accordingly, I have directed the DCI to immediately have the persons arraigned in court. They are hereby directed to report before the DCI headquarters on or before October 15. 2018, failure to which the process of obtaining warrants of arrest shall commence before a competent court,” stated the DPP.