Kenyan Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario provided a statement to the country’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) today as the fallout from several scandals which rocked the team at Rio 2016 continues.
According to reports in the Kenyan media, Stephen Soi, who was the nation’s Chef de Mission at the Olympic Games, will also be asked to answer questions when he arrives home from the Brazilian city.
Wario had been in Rio for the first few days of the Olympics before flying back on August 13.
There have been calls for Wario to step down from his role in the wake of the issues experienced by Kenya at Rio 2016.
Kenya’s delegation at the Games, which returned with a record haul of six gold, six silver and one bronze medal, was hit by a number of allegations of wrongdoing among coaches and officials.
One week into the event, sprint coach John Anzrah was sent home for impersonating an athlete and allegedly providing a doping sample.
The 52-year-old was found-out when anti-doping officials came looking for 800 metres runner Ferguson Rotich in order to carry-out a drugs test in the dining hall of the Olympic Village.
Anzrah claimed in an interview with Reuters that he was just looking for a “decent and free meal”.
It came after another Kenyan coach, Michael Rotich, was also expelled from the Games for his involvement in an alleged doping bribery case.
Questions were then raised by sportswear company Nike, who provided the kit for Kenya’s athletes at the Games, after a number of competitors never received their bags of uniform.
Robert Lotwis, an executive with the American giants, wrote a letter to National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) secretary general Francis Paul, in which he demanded an explanation about the kit.
It led to accusations that executives within the organisation were intercepting it before selling the clothing on.
“I’m asking again for an explanation,” the letter, published by Standard Media, read.
“I’ve also listed what each track [athletics] athlete should receive in a pack.
"I’ve also relisted below what was sent to NOCK.
“Please respond with an explanation on why athletes are saying they are not getting all the products they should.”
Julius Yego, who won silver in the men’s javelin event, also suffered a travelling mishap as he nearly missed out on competing at the Games as Kenyan officials had not booked his flight properly.
The NOCK has also come under fire following suggestions some of their accredited personnel were purely there as “joyriders”.
The probe is now likely to continue, with other officials due to speak to authorities concerning some of the scandals involving Kenyans at the Games.