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Kenyan training camps running into trouble

Kenya’s reputation for producing gold medal-winning Olympic athletes is taking a hammering following allegations of sex abuse and financial double dealing at unregulated training camps.

A decision to shut down a top youth camp after reports of sexual abuse have laid bare the exploitation facing many young Kenyans desperate to get into athletics and escape poverty.

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With the promise of huge earnings, the country has witnessed an explosion in the number of training camps which have no support from the national federation.

Unlike rivals Ethiopia, which enjoys a stable national club system, Kenya has no law to regulate these camps.

Kenya has over 25 clubs with most centred in the Rift Valley…..Read More

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