Waihiga Mwaura in Court Over Bribery Claims
Citizen TV news anchor, Waihiga Mwaura, on Tuesday appeared at a Nairobi court where he denied receiving any money from the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK).
He told the court that he “never received any facilitation from the NOCK officials or any Government agency”.
According to K24 online, the news anchor narrated how he had been promised Ksh100,000 from NOCK kitty.
He further stated that he was uncomfortable with the move and did not require any facilitation for the Rio Olympics as his employer facilitated his travel and accommodation.
Waihiga had been summoned as a witness over ‘Rio Fiasco’, a feature story by the then sports journalist that aired on Citizen TV after the end of the Olympics.
“I wish to state that we came back to Nairobi on August 26, 2016, via Ethiopian Airlines. I carried more stories on Citizen Television related to ‘Rio Fiasco’,” Waihiga narrated in court.
NOCK is being accused of overseeing the scandalous financing of Team Kenya to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The trial of six people, including former Sports CS, Hassan Wario, began in May 2019 with the Prosecution intending to show how NOCK officials mismanaged the team to Rio Olympics in 2016.
The award-winning journalist also told the court he was willing and ready to corporate with investigating team, in order to unmask the culprits who embezzled the Rio money.
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