Nairobi — Kenya's team leader at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
has been charged with stealing $256,000, money prosecutors say was for
officials' and athletes' stay at the games.
Stephen Arap Soi, the Kenya chef de mission in Rio, on
Wednesday denied five charges relating to the alleged theft of the money. Soi
is accused of taking $234,000 on a flight from Kenya to Brazil on July 20
without declaring it to customs officials. Prosecutors say that money was not
accounted for at the Olympics.
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Soi was charged with stealing the remainder in smaller
amounts on separate occasions.
Two other top officials, National Olympic Committee of Kenya
vice president Pius Ochieng and secretary general Francis Kinyili Paul, denied
charges of stealing team uniforms provided by sponsor Nike.For
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