Athletics Kenya on Wednesday set up a team to investigate the Keringet athletics training camp that is based in Nakuru County.
According to the latest finding by the investigative team that was set up which was led by Barnabas Korir the AK Youth Chairman who is also the AK Nairobi branch chairman, said they found a damning report on the said camp.
“There is no camp at all in Keringet, that is a molestation house with evil men who pretend to be athletes coaches, where on earth do you find girls aged between 14 and 16 years of age all alone and are massaged by an adult man?” Korir posed.
The said camp housed only housed girls and from the information we were given they said they have both boys and girls but we were shocked to find girls alone in that house.
The youth chair who lead a team that included Elizabeth Keitany, Japheth Kemei the secretary of AK South Rift Branch, confirmed to us that they interrogated the four girls and they confirmed that indeed they were molested.
“We are not leaving any stone unturned as we seek to get to the bottom of the matter and ensure our girls are training in a safe environment,” read the statement sent to us on Thursday from AK.
In 2015, the then AK President, the late Isaiah Kiplagat, ordered the closure of the Nakuru based camp for what he termed as “manipulating of athletes.”
The camp by then was run under the renowned coach Charles Ng’eno, who ran the camp but was subsequently banned for life.
A week after the ban Nge’no went ahead to clear his name by suing the Nakuru County Athletics boss Kimutai Ngetich for defamation but the said case never saw the light.
Athletics Kenya promised to take stun action against those found to be molesting the young innocent girls and will also be banned for life.