Police in Nandi County have launched a hunt for Olympic and world 3000 metres steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto, who is accused of eloping with a Form Two student.
According to a report filed at Mosoriot police post by the teenager’s parents, Kipruto eloped with the girl three days ago.
The girl’s parents allege that their daughter, who went missing from home, was putting up at the athlete’s home in Chesumei.
Upon returning home after three days, they interrogated their daughter seeking an explanation on where she had been.
The girl allegedly refused to disclose where she had been, and upon examining her phone log, it was discovered that she had been in constant communication with Kipruto.
It was then that the teenager allegedly disclosed that she had been putting up at the athlete’s home.
The girl’s parents, thereafter, filed a report at Mosoriot police post, alleging their daughter had been defiled.
Confirming the filing of the police report at Mosoriot, Chesumei OCPD Bosita Omukolongolo said he couldn’t immediately establish the age of the girl.
“A report was filed at Mosoriot Police Station by the girl’s parents, who are complaining that Kipruto defiled their daughter. We cannot immediately confirm whether the girl is a minor or an adult. However, we are looking for the athlete whose whereabouts remain unknown,” Omukolongolo told K24 Digital.
“Upon arresting the suspect, we shall record his statement and thereafter conclude investigations into the defilement allegations,” said the OCPD, revealing that the alleged defilement victim has been taken to hospital for examination.