Police in Nandi County have launched a manhunt for Olympic and World 3000 meters steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto.
According to a report filed at Mosoriot police station, Kipruto is accused of eloping with a Form 2 student.
The teenagers parents are said to have taken the matter to the authorities after athlete eloped with the minor 3 days ago.
Chesumei OCPD Bosita Omukolongolo confirmed the report saying 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.