Nairobi — The Anti-Doping Company of Kenya (ADAK) and the Directorate of Prison Investigations (CID) performed a vital function as Kenyan turned Bahraini Nelly Jepkosgei was slapped with a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
Jepkosgei who was on account of be eligible to compete for Bahrain from August this yr will serve a three-year ban, having been pardoned the necessary four-year ban after accepting the cost for falsifying a hospital doc.
In keeping with the AIU report, Jepkosgei who competed ultimately yr’s Kip Keino Traditional in Nairobi is alleged to have falsified a doc alleging that she had gone to see her sister in hospital after she was concerned in an accident after being absent on her indicated Whereabouts schedule.
Jepkosgei had filed her whereabouts to point that she can be at her house tackle in Kapsabet between 8pm and 9pm, however when the Doping Management Officers got here, she was not current all through the period.
“The DCO (Doping Management Officer) was suggested by the Athlete’s husband that the Athlete had acquired a cellphone name informing her that her sister had been in a highway site visitors accident such that the Athlete had needed to go away her house tackle in an emergency earlier than the DCO’s arrival,” a report from the AIU learn.
-Unsuccessful check report
It added; “The DCO was knowledgeable by the Athlete’s husband that the Athlete wouldn’t return house earlier than the tip of the 60-minute time slot. The DCO nonetheless remained on the Athlete’s specified house tackle for the rest of the 60-minute time slot, however the Athlete didn’t return. Accordingly, the DCO filed an Unsuccessful Try Report.”
When the athlete was notified of the obvious missed check, the Athlete’s consultant despatched a response stating the sooner causes that she needed to go away her home in an emergency and later despatched paperwork to additional corroborate her statements.
She despatched in a discharge abstract from the Kapsabet County Referral hospital to verify that certainly her sister had been admitted after an accident. She additionally accompanied each their beginning certificates to verify relations.
Nonetheless, upon additional probing, they might not present extra sufficing proof, forcing the AIU to hunt the assistance of ADAK and the DCI.
The 2 our bodies went to the hospital in addition to native police to attempt to discover out whether or not certainly there was an accident and likewise if the sister had been admitted on the hospital. Nonetheless, each these claims had been discovered to be false.
-No accident data
“It was confirmed that there have been no data of the automobile accident alleged by the Athlete on 18 March 2020 or of any accident report filed by a person bearing the Athlete’s sister’s title,” the report from the AIU additional reads.
It additional provides; “The Medical Superintendent of Kapsabet County Referral Hospital confirmed that the Athlete’s sister didn’t seem within the hospital data as having been admitted on 18 March 2020 and that the particular quantity given on the Discharge Abstract associated to a affected person with a unique title.”
“He additionally confirmed that the physician’s title and signature given on the Discharge Abstract didn’t belong to any employees member of the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital and that the Discharge Abstract was a cast doc.”
A discover of cost was issued on February 1 and on the 18th, she wrote again her response admitting to the cost and accepted the implications.