Olympic gold medalist Ezekiel Kemboi’s personal life is making news again. Reportedly, his ex-girlfriend Terry Sawe has filed a case at the Eldoret’s Children’s Court for child neglect, and Kemboi has been summoned to appear on May 30.
Terry alleges that the two had a long-term relationship that resulted into the birth of one son, now 2 years old.
The Star newspaper reports that on Saturday, the two caused drama at a Nairobi Hotel, after a quarrel erupted between them, after “he forced me to have sex with him”.
“Kemboi has neglected the child for long. He has never supported him with anything. On Saturday, he tried to coerce me into having sex with him but I refused. We quarreled and fought for about 45 minutes but the security restored order. I can’t have sex with him,” she said.
According to Terry, she met Kemboi at the hotel on Saturday, where they proceeded to have a long talk. Apparently, Kemboi verbally agreed to support the child, and even promised to buy her a house and car but on one condition – that she gives him another baby. This is when the quarrel started.
When contacted, Kemboi denied any of that happening, saying he did not even know a woman by that name.
“I don’t know the lady of such name. I went straight to Eldoret on arrival from Doha Diamond League. I have instructed my lawyer to act on the matter. Those are just con-ladies who want to tarnish my name,” he said.
The paper however claims to have seen a receipt confirming that Kemboi had indeed booked a room for two at the hotel.