Kipsiro: I’m being treated like a thief




Two time 10,000m Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Moses Ndiema Kipsiro has said although he is not thinking of taking refuge in another country, he should not be treated like a thief.

Kipsiro told URN in an interview last weekend that there is no way he will leave his country because of the problems he is facing now.

The star athlete pulled out of the 2015 World Cross Country Championship in China late last month after he allegedly received a death threat text message on his mobile phone.

Kipsiro went ahead to point out that Police coach Peter Wemali could be behind the message.

But the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) President Dominic Otuchet said Kipsiro could be banned or left out of some international events if it is discovered that he told lies.

Late last year Kipsiro claimed that Wemali was sexually harassing female athletes in camp in Kapchorwa. But after investigations were carried out by the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), Wemali was cleared.

In the interview with URN Kipsiro said he is worried that the investigations about this message is taking long because he believes it’s a matter of identifying the number that sent the message and handle the matter quickly because it does not give him a peace of mind if not handled.

Meanwhile, UAF has written to the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) to explain the issues surrounding the death threats that Kipsiro alleged.

UAF President Otuchet confirmed to URN that they had communicated to the world body to explain the matter and also make it clear that the Police is investigating the issue.


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