A Nairobi court has found former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario guilty of abuse of office and misuse of public funds.

Mr Wario had been charged with Misappropriating Sh54 million of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic funds, in 2016.

The former CS was found guilty alongside National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) official Stephen Soi.

The court said the former CS added three other individuals to travel with Team Kenya to Rio, even after accreditation for those travelling had been closed.

Judge Juma noted that Wario did not have the authority to allow the three travel to Rio.

[Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario]

Others accused alongside the two have been acquitted due to lack of sufficient evidence against them.

Wario and Soi will be detained at the Gigiri Police station pending judgement on Thursday.

The two were also found guilty of willful failure to comply with laws relating to the management of public funds.

He served as Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture, and the Arts of Kenya from 2013 to 2018.

Wario currently serves as Kenyan Ambassador to Austria, a position he has held since 2018.