Nock boss Ekumbo being investigated for sexual molestation
The National Olympics Committee-Kenya (Nock) first vice-chairman Ben Kaburi Ekumbo is also being investigated on claims of sexual molestation against minors at Kenya Swimming Federation he heads a Nairobi court heard on Friday in another remarkable twist to his case.
Ekumbo was remanded in custody where he will spend the weekend behind bars after denying two charges related to the Rio 2016 Olympics scandal at the Milimani Law Court in Nairobi.
In opposing bail against Ekumbo who was dramatically arrested hiding under his bed on Monday and has been in custody since, the prosecution told the court the Directorate of Criminal Investigations had widened its probe against the Team Kenya Deputy Head of Mission at Rio 2016 Olympics.
Besides the sexual molestation charges, Ekumbo is also being probed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations over the affairs of KSF including several fraudulent that have taken place in the federation .
Ekumbo was arraigned before Resident Magistrate Joyce Ngandani at the Milimani Law Courts where he was charged alongside others not before court with stealing cash and kit belonging to Team Kenya.
According to the charge sheet; it is alleged that on the July 25 at KCB University Way branch in Nairobi he conspired with others to steal USD 10,500 (Ksh 1,070,364.75) property of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts.
He faces another count of stealing by agent where it is alleged that on unknown date at Nock headquarters at Plaza 2000 along Mombasa Road in Nairobi he stole sports uniform belonging to Team Kenya.
The court will rule on Monday whether Ekumbo will be released on bail.
“The evidence so far gathered is cogent and sufficient to secure a conviction and hence the temptation of the accused abscond if released on bail,” claims prosecution..