Legendary Kenyan athlete Kipchoge Keino was on Thursday denied access to the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The former Olympic champion and current National Olympic Committee of Kenya President was not allowed into the stadium as he did not have his accreditation card with him. The veteran athlete lamented that he failed to get his accreditation card on Wednesday when the event started and was asked to pick it Thursday at the event venue.
Speaking at the entrance of the MISC, Keino said he did not get the card after he was told his name was cancelled from the list of Kenyan veteran athletes, and he was asked to present himself on Friday to be issued with the document.
“I am unable to access the venue because my name is not in the list for accreditation. But I know all will be well though I have missed some of the action. There is no cause for alarm all will be well,” the soft spoken legend said.
He was accompanied by the Athletics Kenya North Rift chairman Charles Chesire before being allowed to interact with other veterans in the stadium.
Kipchoge Keino is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and was among the first athletes who brought fame to the country in the 1960s.
The veteran athlete won his first Olympics Games gold medal in 1968 in Mexico City.
He also has three gold medals from the Commonwealth Games, two in Kingston 1966 and one in Edinburgh 1970.