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Kenya’s Olympic 3,000 champion Conseslus Kipruto charged with defilement

Kenyan Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto has appeared in court on charges of defilement of a 15-year-old girl.

Kenyan Olympic and World 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto was charged with defiling a minor, local media reported on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Kipruto is accused of defiling a 15-year-old girl last month and the girl’s parents subsequently reported the case at Mosoriot Police Post in Nandi County.

Demonstrators gathered outside Kapsabet Law Courts in Kapsabet, the county’s largest town, demanding for justice and waving placards as Kipruto made his way to court, the Daily Nation reported.

The 25-year-old was released on a $1,830 bond and a surety of a similar amount after denying the charge.

The case was adjourned to May 2021.

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