Press releases 30 November 2015

Three athletics Kenya officials suspended by IAAF

The Chairman of the independent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Ethics Commission, Michael Beloff QC, has provisionally suspended the following from all offices or positions in either Athletics Kenya or the IAAF:

• Isaiah Kiplagat – President of Athletics Kenya
• David Okeyo – Vice President of Athletics Kenya and IAAF Council Member
• Joseph Kinyua – former Treasurer of Athletics Kenya and Kenya Team Leader at the IAAF World Championships.

Each individual has been suspended for a period of 180 days starting on 30 November 2015 pending investigation of complaints received by the IAAF Ethics Commission.

The Chairman of the Ethics Commission has imposed these Orders for Provisional Suspension having considered the complaints, evidence and information referred to the Ethics Commission, which disclose prima facie cases against Mr Kiplagat, Mr Okeyo and Mr Kinyua in relation to:

• Potential subversion of the anti-doping control process in Kenya, and
• Potential improper diversion from Athletics Kenya of funds received from Nike.

A prima facie case has been found to exist in respect of Mr Kiplagat in relation to receipt, personally or by Athletics Kenya, of an apparent gift of two motor vehicles from the Qatar Association of Athletics Federation in the period of 2014-15.

The full statement is available here:



• This media release was originally published by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) independent Ethics Commission on 30 November 2015. To access the original, please click here.



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