Sports media personality Carol Radull is among hundreds of Kenyans pleading with professional bodies such as Athletics Kenya to assistthree-time World champion Asbel Kiprop.
This is after the1,500 meters ace took to social media to vent his frustrations over his four-year suspension after testing positive to banned performance-enhancing substance, Erythropoietin (EPO).
According to Radull, Kiprop is all alone and needs help.
“We celebrated him when he put Kenya in a good light. And now he appears to be alone with no one to talk to. And no-one to advise him. Athletics Kenya, NOCK, Asbel Kiprop needs your professional assistance,” posted Radull on twitter.
Kiprop on Saturday 27 posted a widely shared message where he urged the National Police Service (NPS) to disarm him.
The 29-year-old also called on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to take back medals he won, saying they have no use being on his house’s wall.
“I pray to National Police Service to dismiss me now. Before I use their machinery to earn myself justice. Kindly, IAAF
“I pray to National Police Service to dismiss me now. Before I use their machinery to earn myself Justice. Kindly IAAF
The police constable was slapped with a four-year suspension in May 2018 by IAAF's Disciplinary Tribunal for doping.
A decision disputed by Kiprop who claimed that his samples were tampered with by unscrupulous officials.
This is what other Kenyans had to say:
Sadly, success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. — Sam Gitonga (@KimwakiKinare) April 27, 2019
Someone get Asbel Kiprop into therapy ASAP. He is a national treasure and should be treated as such. — ????Melanie???? (@Mel_is_Me98) April 27, 2019
Too late. these guys have been warned severally but they dont listen. Another Kenyan today has been caught doping
What a shame — abraham (@abewata) April 27, 2019
Why is this our problem? There are countless Kenyans with serious personal issues some are life threatening. Do we remember them or because they were never rich and famous at one time they do not matter? — Kimaita Mbijiwe (@opaque58) April 27, 2019