Former World Marathon Record holder, Wilson Kipsang, was on Thursday night arrested with 20 others while drinking inside a pub in Iten.
According to Elgeyo-Marawaket county police commander John Mwinzi, Kipsang was with Kapchemutwa MCA Ambrose Kiplagat alias and 20 other people, who were all arrested at 8 pm after the officers found them in the popular club in Iten drinking past 7pm.
Police had to force themselves in before arresting them,” said Mr Mwinzi.
He added that the police were following a tip from members of the public, who got wind of people locked up in the club, while drinking and talking loudly.
The duo together with other suspects were all bundled in a waiting police land rover and taken to Iten police station.
“It’s unfortunate that police, instead of arresting ordinary offenders are forced to go for people of respected stature in the society who engage in mischief despite knowing well what they are supposed to do.” said the police