Kenyan protestors occupy Kenyan Athletics Headquarters

A group of Kenyan athletes occupied the Kenyan Athletics Headquarters on Monday 23 November, in order to protest against Athletics Kenya (AK) officials.

The occupation stopped officials from entering the building, and the group want AK officials to resign, following allegations that they have made a corrupt deal with Nike.

As well as this, the Kenyan athletes also claim that the administrators have failed to deal appropriately with doping in the sport. AK Vice-President David Okeyo denies all allegations. AK President Isaiah Kiplagat retaliated by saying: “Serious athletes are training, they have no time for demonstrations”.

Julius Ndegwa, from the Professional Athletes Association of Kenya, organised the protest. He stated: “We are looking forward to being led by athletes. Those who understand the pain of running”.

The protest continues and protesters are still currently occupying the headquarters.

TNT News Charlotte Beale

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