Kenya's Olympic track team manager ordered held for 28 days

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Posted: Aug 10, 2016 11:07 AM
Kenya's Olympic track team manager ordered held for 28 days

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A magistrate has ruled that Kenya's track and field manager can be held for 28 days while police investigate allegations that he helped cover up doping for cash.

Michael Rotich was sent home from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by Kenyan authorities after the British newspaper The Sunday Times reported allegations that he agreed to take a 10,000-pound ($13,000) bribe in exchange for helping athletes beat doping tests.

Police initially asked that he be held for seven days, but they later requested a longer period in order to complete their investigation.

In issuing the order Wednesday, magistrate Christine Njagi called doping a serious offense needed to be investigated.