Eldoret: 'Female' athlete who participated in international marathons turns out to be a man

Eldoret: 'Female' athlete who participated in international marathons turns out to be a man

- Hillary Kiprotich has been arrested and dragged to court after investigations revealed his real gender identity

- Kiprotich had be impersonating a female nurse at the MTRH and was working at the Emergency Service before his arrest

- He was however nabbed, with police investigation claiming he had participated in a number of international marathons as a woman

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A suspect presented at an Eldoret court on Tuesday, June 18, claiming to be a female nurse at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) left the court stunned after he turned out to be a man.

The man, Hillary Kiprotich who identified himself as Shieys Chepkosgei, is said to have impersonated a nurse at the hospital identified as Pamela Mulupi on June 14, 2019.

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Eldoret: Female athlete who participated in international marathons turns out to be a man

Hillary Kiprotich who identified himself as Shieys Chepkosgei, is said to have impersonated a nurse at the MTRH identified as Pamela Mulupi. Photo: The Standard.

A report by The Standard shows the investigating officer Victor Omondi declare to the court that Chepkosgei was dressed in the nurse’s uniform complete with a badge.

He also noted the man was working at the Emergency Section when other nurses became suspicious and alerted the police after they failed to find his name on the interns registrar.

He was arrested and detained at the Eldoret GK Women prison. However, during routine checks, officers discovered that Chepkosgei was not actually a woman.

According to the investigating officers, the man had also participated in a number of international marathons as a female athlete which he acknowledged.

“I was identified as a male, but when I became an athlete, I registered myself as female,” he confessed.

The 29-year-old has participated in marathons in Malaysia, Morocco ,Tanzania and Zambia as a female athlete and he has won three medals so far.

Kiprotich, known as Chepkosgei told the court that he is indeed a man, but disclosed also that he associated more with the female gender with all his official documents identifying him as a female.

Magistrate Obulutsa ruled that Chepkosgei be remanded for 10 days pending investigations over her birth certificate, identification card and passport.

He will also be required to undergo an examination at the MTRH to determine his gender. The case will be mentioned on June 27.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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