Distressed Kenyan Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop threatens to ‘misuse his gun’
Kenyan athlete Asbel Kiprop has threatened to misuse his gun if the National Police Service does not dismiss him.
Kiprop, a police constable who won gold in the 1,500m race in the 2008 Olympic games, has urged his employer to dismiss him before he uses “their machinery to earn justice”.
Kiprop is currently under suspension after a failed doping test on February 3, 2018.
“I pray to National Police Service to dismiss me now. Before I use their machinery to earn myself Justice. Kindly. IAAF come take your medals,” he tweeted on Saturday.
I pray to National Police Service to dismiss me Now.
Before I use their machinery to earn myself Justice.
IAAF come take your medals. @iaaforg @wada_ama @NPSOfficial_KE @ADAK_KE @athletics @TheJusticeDept @Olympics
— Asbel Kiprop (@KipropAsbel) April 27, 2019
The three-time world 1,500 meters champion has been banned for four years over an anti-doping rule violation by the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.
Kiprop was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), acting on behalf of IAAF, with violations the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules.
In 2017, Kiprop underwent an out-of-competition doping control in Iten and the results revealed of peptide hormones, related substances and EPO.
Kiprop has also faulted the process through which samples were collected from him.
The athlete is never shy of controversy. Last year he filmed himself kissing and groping a woman’s breasts inside a car. It later emerged that the woman was a friend’s wife.