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Athletics Kenya sacks CEO amid doping claims

NAIROBI (HAN) May 1. 2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Athletics Kenya on Wednesday sacked its suspended CEO, Isaac Mwangi, after an annual general meeting (AGM) abolished the post and reinstated the position of the secretary general.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in February suspended Mwangi for six months for subverting the anti-doping control process in Kenya after two drugs cheats accused him of asking for 25,000 U.S. dollars each so as to have their bans reduced.

Mwangi’s provisional suspension prohibited him from assuming any position in either Athletics Kenya or the IAAF and also precluded him from assuming any new position in either organization for a period of 180 days.

By scrapping the post of the CEO, Athletics Kenya has technically done away with Mwangi because even if he were to be found innocent, there is no office that he will lay claim to.

Athletics Kenya public relations officer, Evans Bosire, told reporters in Nairobi that the meeting did not replace suspended vice president, David Okeyo, whose post remains vacant.

“Should matters turn out in his favour and he is found not guilty, Okeyo will resume his position,” Bosire said.

The IAAF Ethics Board last November suspended three senior AK officials – president Isaiah Kiplagat, Vice-president David Okeyo and former treasurer Joseph Kinyua for six months for subverting doping process in the country.

The assembly furthermore confirmed Jackson Tuwei, who was serving in an acting capacity, as AK president after Kiplagat said he does not desire any more to serve the association.



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