Kenyan marathon runner Shieys Chepkosgei alias Hillary Kiprotich was charged on Monday (21) at the Eldoret Chief Magistrate’s Court for presenting forged post-natal discharge summary and a notification of birth to the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) that she said was issued by Uasin Gishu County Hospital.
The ADAK’s intelligence unit carried out investigation on the athlete’s documents and they found to be forged as the hospital failed to ascertain the papers.
Chepkosgei, was serving a period of ineligibility after he/she was sanctioned by the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) for testing positive for a prohibited substance, presented the papers in her defense after it was realized that he/she had illegally taken part in a sporting event during the period of ineligibility which constitutes to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) as stipulated by the World Anti-Doping Code.
Chepkosgei claimed that he/she gave birth to a baby boy through a caesarean section and had not recovered and thus could not have travelled to participate in the sporting event.
After the investigations were conducted and the papers to be found forged and this led for her/him to be arrested and arraignment in court charges were presented.
She/he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail with the case set to be mentioned on 28th March 2022.