Police in Nandi County are searching for Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto after he allegedly eloped with a Form Two girl.
The teenager had been reported missing but she was found a few days later with her parents claiming that Kipruto was staying with their daughter at his home in Chesumei.
The girl declined to disclose where she had been but after going through her phone, her parents learned she was in communication with Kipruto, 25.
They claim the world 3,000m steeplechase champion defiled their daughter and have since been taken her to the hospital for examination.
Mosoriot OCPD Bosita Omukolongolo said police are looking for Kipruto whose whereabouts remain unknown.
“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 said.
“Upon arresting the suspect, we shall record his statement and thereafter conclude investigations into the defilement allegations,” he added.