Kenya names interim federation chief amid graft probe


NAIROBI: Athletics Kenya on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) named former army chief Jackson Tuwei as the new temporary president to replace Isaiah Kiplagat, a day after he was suspended with two other officials by the IAAF ethics commission. Kiplagat, who led the national athletics federation for more than 20 years, was suspended along with his vice-president David Okeyo and former treasurer Joseph Kinyua over suspicions they had siphoned off sponsorship money from Nike and subverted anti-doping controls. The nomination of Tuwei was reached at an AK executive committee meeting on Tuesday, which said they had accepted the decision taken by the IAAF ethics commission to suspend the three administrators.



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