30 August 2018

Kenya: Former AK Boss David Okeyo Banned for Life, Ordered to Pay Sh15 Million Fine

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Former Athletics Kenya (AK) vice-president David Okeyo.

Not even prominent sports administrators have been spared in the ongoing purge on corruption, it seems.

On Thursday, suspended Athletics Kenya (AK) vice-president David Okeyo was banned for life from the sport and also ordered to pay $150,000 (about Sh15 million) by the IAAF Ethics Board after he was found guilty of diverting federation funds for personal use.

Okeyo's colleague Joseph Kinyua, who served as Treasurer, was however spared from any sort of punishment by the Sharad Rao led board.

The board argued, unlike Okeyo, Kinyua wasn't covered under the 2003 Code of Ethics.


Athletics Kenya's deceased former President Isaiah Kiplagat also had his charges dropped.

Okeyo has however protested his innocence and promised to appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

"I have forgiven all those who accused me and I believe now is the appropriate time to put this matter to rest," said Kinyua.

Okeyo, the late Kiplagat and Kinyua had all pleaded their innocence against the charges diverting funds from the team's official sportswear Nike.

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