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Stop blaming Wario for Rio fiasco, North Eastern MPs say

North Eastern region MPs have dared their Cherangany counterpart Wesley Korir to bring up the impeachment motion against Sports Cabinet Secretary, Hassan Wario, saying they were ready to shoot it down.

The MPs also took issue with political leaders calling for the resignation of Mr Wario, including Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba, saying the leaders are reeling from waning political fortunes and are desperate.

Led by Moyale MP Roba Duba, the MPs said those calling for the resignation or impeachment of Mr Wario over the Rio Fiasco should first gather information.

“The Ministry did its job and it has achieved a lot over the last three and half years. The information we have gathered is that the agencies failed and this is where investigation energies should be directed,” Mr Duba said.

BLACKLISTED

He said the choice of Stephen Soi to lead the team to Rio as the chef de mission was a blunder, as he had been blacklisted by a Parliamentary committee for messing up the London 2012 Olympics.

“The spotlight should focus on Nock for choosing Mr Soi who we believe is responsible for the logistical nightmare experienced during the Olympics in Brazil,” he said.

Wajir East MP Mohammed Abbas said Mr Wario had achieved a lot since 2013, including the formation of Sports Kenya, Kenya Academy of Sports, Sports Dispute Tribunal, The Registrar of Sports and the National Sports Fund.

The MPs say Wario is a star performer and the mishaps were not his.