Paris - Top athletics official David Okeyo of Kenya was
handed a life ban from the sport's world ruling body on Monday for corrupt
practices, the IAAF announced.
Okeyo, a former Secretary-General and vice-president of
Athletics Kenya (AK) as well as a member of the IAAF Council, was found guilty
of diverting funds from a contract between AK and sports giant Nike to his
"own personal benefit".
Okeyo had been provisionally suspended by the IAAF in
November 2015, along with two other Kenyan officials, former AK president Isaiah
Kiplagat, who died in August 2016, and AK treasurer Joseph Kinyua.
Okeyo has also been accused of extorting money from athletes
in relation to anti-doping procedures. A decision on those charges has yet to
be made by the IAAF's ethics commission.