Athletics Kenya has cracked a whip by sending home Kibet Kandie and Agnes Mwikali from team Kenya training camp in Kigari Teachers Training College ahead of world cross country championships in Aarhus, Denmark.
Kandie has been locked out due to lack of travelling documents while Mwikali was due to age cheating in the men and women under 20 category.
The duo have been replaced by 2017 World Under-18 2,000m steeplechase silver medallist Cleophas Kandie and Mercy Cherop.
According to Paul Mutwii “Kibet had a birth certificate indicating that he is aged 18, but he had no national identification card. Mwikali’s documents couldn’t verify her age and we thought it wise to replace her as we investigate.”
Mwikali finished fourth, while Kibet sixth in their respective races to make Team Kenya for the Aarhus World event.
Kandie fell in the last lap during the National Cross Country Championships held February 23 at Eldoret Sports Club. Cherop settled eighth.