The Kenya National Sports Council (KNSC) treasurer Charles Nyaberi has been dropped from the probe committee to investigate the National Olympic Committee of Kenya Rio Olympics mismanagement allegations.
Nyaberi was dropped together with former Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) deputy organizing secretary Moses Mbuthia who had both earlier been named as members of the probe committee.
Nyaberi had been adversely mentioned in the 2011 Maputo All Africa Games report when he was serving as the Team Kenya executive officer while Mbuthia was mentioned as a joy rider in the trip.
Announcing the list during a stakeholders meeting convened by Sports Kenya for sporting federations, Sports minister Hasan Wario said they wanted to have individuals of integrity who are beyond reproach serving in the committee.
“For the probe committee to look credible the faces of its members need to be of integrity for public confidence in the panel investigating individuals implicated in wrong doings,” he said.
The duo have been replaced by Nation Media Group Sports Convergence Editor Elias Makori and Sports Disputes Tribunal member, Kenya’s ex international volleyballer and lawyer Njeri Onyango.
The committee will be chaired by Strathmore University Dean of Students Paul Ochieng’ to be deputized by the 1987 All Africa Games 400m hurdles silver medalist Rose Tata Muya.
Others are IAAF Regional Development Centre Director Ibrahim Hussein Kipkemboi three times World 3000m steeplechase champion Moses Kiptanui, Kenya’s national shotput record holder Elizabeth Olaba and an officer from the office of the Attorney General (AG).