African Games 400m silver medallist Boniface Mweresa has been expelled from Team Kenya camp from the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Nigeria for testing positive of banned substances.
Mweresa, was given marching orders by Athletics Kenya (AK) to leave the training camp on Thursday testing positive to doping tests carried out by Anti-Doping Agency (ADAK).
The fate of the disgraced sprinter is now in the hands of Athletics Kenya (AK) expected to handle Mweresa’s case in accordance with the anti-doping law.
Mweresa who managed to reach the semifinals at the 2017 World Championships held in London, the UK in 45:93 seconds was a member of Team Kenya for the Africa Senior Athletics Championships scheduled for August 1st-8th in Asaba, Delta State in Nigeria.
Mweresa is best remembered for anchoring Kenya to clinch the 2015 All Africa Games 4 X 400m relay by staving off rivalry from three times and Commonwealth Games 400m champion Botswana’s anchor Isaac Makwala.
The Kenya 4 X 400m team brought down the curtain on the athletic program at the 2015 All African games in dramatic fashion, holding off a strong Botswana team. In the process they set a new games record of 3:00.34 courtesy of Mweresa’s anchor leg.
Mweresa’s personal bests in the event (400m) are 45.01 seconds outdoors (Brazzaville 2015) and 46.33 seconds indoors (Portland, USA 2016).
The 24 year old, sprinter was busted a few days after Kenyan elite athletes including three times World metric mile champion Asbel Kiprop and Bahrain’s Kenyan born Olympic champion Ruth Chebet are facing disciplinary proceedings for doping.