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Former Slovak ambassador to Kenya accused of corruption

Former Slovak Ambassador to Kenya Igor Liška is the main suspect in a case of bribery surrounding the construction of a biathlon complex in Osrblie, the Sme daily wrote in its Friday, August 12, issue. Liška was head of diplomatic protocol at the ministry under former foreign minister Eduard Kukan (a nominee of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)). He became ambassador to Kenya in June 2005.

Former Slovak Ambassador to Kenya Igor Liška is the main suspect in a case of bribery surrounding the construction of a biathlon complex in Osrblie, the Sme daily wrote in its Friday, August 12, issue. Liška was head of diplomatic protocol at the ministry under former foreign minister Eduard Kukan (a nominee of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)). He became ambassador to Kenya in June 2005.

Police accuse him of taking a bribe of €30,000 for mediating a €1.6-million state subsidy to support the construction of a sports complex meant to host next year’s Biathlon World Championship. He allegedly accepted the money in an office used by the company constructing the complex on June 29 of this year. Police detained him after he had received the money; he was taken into custody but has denied committing any crime.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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