The Star (Nairobi)

14 May 2014

Kenya: Kemboi Fights Girlfriend in a Nairobi Hotel

KENYA's 3000m Steeplechase World and double Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi has been sued for child negligence.

The athlete, who is not a stranger to controversy, has been summoned to appear in Eldoret's Children's Court on May 30, for the hearing of a case filed by his ex-girlfriend Terry Sawe. Sawe, who works in Nairobi with a leading telecommunications operator, alleges that the two have had a long-time relationship and that they have a two-year old son, whom Kemboi has neglected.

On Saturday, according to our sources, the couple caused drama at a Nairobi hotel, after a quarrel erupted between them, after "he forced me to have sex with him".

"Kemboi has neglected the child for long. He has never supported him with anything. On Saturday, he tried to coerce me into having sex with him but I refused. We quarreled and fought for about 45 minutes but the security restored order. I can't have sex with him," she said in a phone interview with Word Is.

Terry alleges that she met Kemboi on Saturday in the CBD hotel, where they proceeded to have a long talk. She says that he verbally agreed to help the baby and also buy her a house and car, but on one condition - that she gives him another baby. A thing she refused to commit to. This resulted into a brawl until the hotel's security intervened, after which Kemboi sped off in his green SUV.

A receipt seen by us confirmed that Kemboi had booked a room for two at the hotel, but when we contacted the skillful athlete, he denied all the reports.

"I don't know the lady of such name. I went straight to Eldoret on arrival from Doha Diamond League. I have instructed my lawyer to act on the matter. Those are just con-ladies who want to tarnish my name," he said.

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