Athletics Kenya head Isaack Mwangi has been suspended by IAAF for a period of 180 days for violating anti-doping process in Kenya.
Chairman of the IAAF Ethics Board Michael Beloff said in a statement said that the move was affected to safeguard the interests of the integrity of sport.
Mwangi is accused of seeking bribes from two suspended athletes to reduce their doping suspensions.
The two athletes Sakari and Koki were suspended after testing positive of banned substances in Beijing.
Mwangi however, continues to deny the allegations saying he would “respect the decision of the IAAF ethics commission” while an investigation is carried out.
Mwangi is the fourth top Kenyan official to be suspended since November by International Association of Athletics Federations.
The other three top Athletics Kenya officials, president Isaiah Kiplagat, deputy president David Okeyo and former treasurer Joseph Kinyua — were suspended by the IAAF Ethics Commission in December for alleged corruption and covering up of doping.
Meanwhile, Beloff noted that Mwangi remains presumed innocent until the outcome of the investigation and the determination of any disciplinary charges which may follow upon the completion of the investigation.
Beloff also stated that the Ethics Board has appointed investigator, Sharad Rao, who is a former Director of Public Prosecutions in Kenya, to oversee the investigation process.