World under 18 800m champion Jackline Wambui is the latest athlete to withdraw from Kenya team ahead of world Athletics Championships set for Doha, Qatar next week.
The youngster joins world 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi who withdrew citing an injury but Wambui has withdrawn under unclear circumstances.
According to Daily Nation the Athletics Kenya director in charge of competition, Paul Mutwii disclosed that Wambui, who won the National trials for the World Championships, withdrew just hours before the final entries were made.
With her withdrawal, 2013 World 800m champion Eunice Sum is now left to the fly country’s flag at the World Championships starting September 27 to October 6.
However, Mutwii said they will further investigate and talk to Wambui and find out why she withdrew.
AK have entered Kibet and Simiyu, who finished first and second respectively during the national trials, in addition to Nicholas Kimeli and Jacob Krop, who finished third and fourth respectively.