Athletics body under fire


NAIROBI. – Ex-Athletics Kenya (AK) board member Noah Ngeny has questioned spending priorities at the crisis-hit federation days after stepping down in protest over a lack of action against doping.

Ngeny, who quit last weekend as AK athletes’ representative, said too much money was going towards funding the travel and expenses of officials instead of developing athletics.

Kenya is a global leader in endurance running on the track and in city marathons but more than 40 of its athletes have been banned for doping in the past three years.

Four senior AK officials have also been suspended for misusing funds amid other allegations.

Ngeny said he was annoyed Kenya was sending six officials to the United States for this month’s world indoor games at Portland in Oregon, United States, along to accompany 11 athletes. – Reuters.

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