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Francis K Paul, Pius Ochieng

Kenyan Olympic officials subjects of criminal investigation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is risking sanctions from the IOC after the sports minister said he had disbanded the national Olympic body and three of its senior officials were arrested and face a criminal investigation relating to alleged abuse of office during the Rio de Janeiro Games.

National Olympic Committee of Kenya chairman Kip Keino warned Monday of repercussions from the International Olympic Committee if he was also put under arrest alongside the three officials. He suggested it was political interference in the Olympic body, which is not allowed by the IOC.

"(The) IOC are waiting for me to be put in (jail) and when they put me in, Kenya will be banned. We will not take part in the next Olympics," said Keino, a two-time Olympic champion.

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