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Athletics Kenya in trouble with Police

Athletics Kenya Vice President David Okeyo is under investigation over alleged connection to the misappropriation of funds from a sponsorship deal between Nike and the association.

Okeyo, who is also a member of the IAAF ruling council, will be reffered to the organisation’s ethics commission after it was revealed he is the subject of a police investigation.

In a statement from the IAAF, it was said that they are aware of the investigation facing Okeyo and that any relevant information was being passed on to the independent IAAF ethics commission.

“As part of the root-and-branch governance reform project that the IAAF president Sebastian Coe has announced there will be new processes introduced to ensure all persons appointed to IAAF commissions and advisory groups in the future have been duly vetted and declared as fit and proper persons to hold office,” read the statement in part.

“Over 200 people were due to be appointed to new commissions and advisory groups at the council meeting at the end of this month but their appointment will now be delayed until the new procedures are in place.”

Reports on The Sunday Times from a Nike spokesman stated that the company had acted with integrity in dealing with Athletics Kenya and had the expectation that funds would be used to support and service the teams and athletes.

Nike is co-operating with the local authorities in their investigation.

Marshalling Logo for Achilles Tendinopathy David Okeyo Athletics Kenya in trouble with Police marshalling room

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Lachlan Rayner

Lachlan is the Founder of Athletics Exclusive. His athletic background is basically made up of distance running, who competes in a range of events, varying from the 400m up to 3000m.

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