OLYMPICS CHEF-DE MISSION MUST COME TO COURT IN PERSON DESPITE SICKNESS.

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National Olympics Committee Stephen Arap Soi’s lawyer Kimutai Bosek with Soi’s wife Juliet Soi leaving magistrate chamber’s at Milimani law Court’s on Thursday September 1,2016.
BY SAM ALFAN

National Olympics Committee chef-de mission must appear in court in person once he is discharged from hospital, court has ordered.

It also declined an attempt to pay a sh200,000 cash bail to secure Stephen Arap Soi’s freedom.

Soi and other members in the committee are facing allegations of mistreating the Kenyan team and theft of sport kits for the just concluded Rio Olympics 2016.

He on Wednesday failed to show up in court with his lawyers saying that he has been admitted at the Nairobi Hospital.

Senior Principle Magistrate, Charity Ouloch, also directed that Soi should not leave the jurisdiction adding that an order be served in all exit points in migration. This is even as his wife and the lawyer Kimutai Bosek deposited Soi’s passport at the Milimani Law Courts.

The investigating officer in the case was also directed to verify the medical report that was presented in court to ascertain his current status.

Soi was rushed to hospital after he was released from custody on a 50,000 shillings police bond on health grounds on Sunday.

Investigators believe that some of the kit alleged to have been pinched from Team Kenya is being stored for sale.


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