Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto was on Monday arraigned in court where he was charged with rape.
The double World 3,000m Steeplechase Champion is accused of defiling a 15-year-old girl, who is a Form Two student.
Appearing before magistrate D. Ocharo of Kapsabet law courts, Kipruto pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on Sh200,000 cash bail.
The charge sheet stated that he committed the said offense between October 20th and 21st in Tironiin village, Mutwot location, Nandi County.
Police launched a search for Kipruto, 25 after the girl’s parents filed a report at Mosoriot Police Station last month.
The teenager had been reported missing but she returned home after a few days and declined to disclose where she had been upon interrogation by her parents.
The parents later examined her phone call log and discovered she was in constant communication with the athlete.
The girl allegedly admitted she was staying at Kipruto’s home in Chesumei, Nandi County during the period she was missing. She was taken to the hospital for examination.