In a bizzare situation, Kenyan athletes have stormed into the office of Athletics Kenya (AK) at Riadha House in Nairobi on Monday, demanding the removal of chairman Isaiah Kiplagat on grounds of corruption.
According to the Guardian, the protests have been led by 2012 Olympic marathon bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang. The local media has said the athletes started entering the HQs from early morning waving banners, and they also stopped other officials from entering the building.
"Isaiah Kiplagat must go. We are tired of his leadership. We need change," Kenya's 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett was quoted as saying.
Kiplagat, along with Athletics Kenya's vice-president David Okeyo and Joseph Kinyua, a former treasurer, are being investigated by the IAAF for pocketing close to $700,000 from an illegal deal with sportswear manufacturer Nike.
AK's failure to deal with rampant doping in the sport is also one of the reasons behind the protest.