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MP wants graft charges against Kipchoge Keino dropped because ‘he’s a legend’

By DAVID MWERE October 15th, 2018 1 min read

Soy MP Caleb Kositany wants the government to drop the financial irregularity charges against former National Olympic Committee chairman Kipchoge Keino. Reason? Because he is a legend, he says.

Mr Kositany spoke at Parliament Buildings in the company of his colleague from Turkana Central, John Lodepe.

Mr Kositany said that he was ready to organize a fundraiser to pay the government the amount Mr Keino, a retired track and field athlete, is accused of misappropriating so that he can be left free.

Mr Keino, former Sports CS Hassan Wario, his then PS Richard Ekai among others have been accused of misappropriating Sh55 million during the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Keino was also set to take plea Monday but did not appear in court. The court was told that he is out of the country. He has been ordered to present himself before DCI on Thursday morning alongside the former CS.

Keino put Kenya on the world map and inspired generations after bagging a number of medals in the formative stages of the Olympics.