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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

IAAF suspends Athletics Kenya top officials

The IAAF Ethics Commission has provisionally suspended Athletics Kenya (AK) president, Isaiah Kiplagat, vice-president, David Okeyo and former treasurer; Joseph Kinyua from holding office for 180 days to facilitate investigations into corruption allegations.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Ethics Commission has suspended three Athletics Kenya officials for their alleged involvement in graft and subversion of the anti-doping control in Kenya.
The commission indicated that a prima facie case has been established against outgoing AK President Isaiah Kiplagat, Vice President David Okeyo and former AK Treasurer Joseph Kinyua.

Consequently, the officials have been suspended for six months (180 days) to allow investigations into the allegations.

Michael Beloff, IAAF chairman, said in a statement that the move has been taken to safeguard the interests and integrity of the sport.

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