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Police find cartons of Nike Olympics kits hidden in Nock office in raid

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) secretary general Francis Paul was arrested on Friday evening and locked up at Muthaiga Police Station awaiting trial over unspecified charges.

Paul, who arrived in the country Friday last week from Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, was grilled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officers at their headquarters in Gigiri before being taken to Muthaiga Police station.

A police source who sought anonymity disclosed that Paul will be taken to court either on Saturday or Monday.

The DCI officers also raided NOCK officers at the 2000 Plaza, Mombasa Road where they recovered hundreds of cartons containing Team Kenya uniforms for Rio Olympic Games.

“The consignment is big and we surely don’t know why these uniforms were not given to the team,” said the source, adding that police were due to make more arrests at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where NOCK officials were expected from Rio, Brazil.

Chef de mission Stephen Soi, who is also a top officer at General Service Unit and NOC-K deputy treasurer, was the main target.

Paul’s arrest comes a day after Cabinet Secretary for sports Hassan Wario disbanded NOC-K owing to mismanagement of Team Kenya for Rio Olympic Games.