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Sports CS Wario disbands Nock over Rio mess, but officials defiant

Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario has disbanded the National Olympic Committee Kenya (Nock) over claims of mismanagement in the Rio Olympic games.

Mr Wario, in a media address on Thursday, transferred responsibilities of Nock to Sports Kenya who will, among other things, set up a calender for the elections of new committee members.

The Sports Secretary has also set up a probe committee that will investigate all allegations of mismanagement in the Rio Olympic Games and present its report bu Septermber 30, 2016.

He cited the Sports Acts as the law that gives him powers to disband Nock.

However Nock secretary general FK Paul said the Cabinet Secretary has no powers to disband body.

“We are not a parastatal,” he said.

He said Nock will write to International Olympics Committee (IOC) to seek further direction.

He added that they may go to court to seek reprieve.

“We are not leaving office,” he said.

Mr Wario, in his media address, had also dismissed reports that he interrogated on Wednesday at Directorate of Criminal Investigations over the Rio Olympic Games fiasco.

He instead said he is working very closely with police to get to the bottom of the matter.