Woman accuses top Kenyan runner of assaultBy JONATHAN KOMEN and SAMUEL KOECH | Thursday, June 28 2012 at 17:01
World 3,000 metres champion Ezekiel Kemboi Thursday appeared before an Eldoret court (western Kenya) charged with assault and causing actual bodily harm.
Kemboi, who appeared before Eldoret Principal Magistrate Francis Kyambia, denied assaulting Ann Njeri in Eldoret on Wednesday night and was released on cash bail.
Kemboi, who was represented by his lawyers Letisha Kittony and Michael Chemwok, asked for considerations in setting dates for hearing since he would be out of the country for Olympic Games.
The court obliged and the case was listed for September 25.
The 2004 Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion has a fanatical following cross the athletics world, having thrilled fans as he won the IAAF World Championships in Berlin Germany (2009) and Daegu, South Korea (2011) with his winning jig.
And Kemboi once again pulled a sizeable crowd to Eldoret Police Station after he allegedly stabbed the woman.
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