Athletics: Disgraced Kiwi runner Zane Robertson reportedly arrested in Kenya after alleged sexual assault complaint

  • 21/09/2023

Kiwi runner Zane Robertson has reportedly been arrested in Kenya after a sexual assault complaint and has also been accused of possessing a weapon without a license.  

According to Kenya's Standard, Robertson is being questioned for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a party.  

As police searched Robertson's home, an AK-47 rifle was found with ammunition.  

"The suspect has been living in Kenya for several years," sub-county police commander Tom Makori told Standard.  

"He has bought land and built his residence. Our preliminary investigations indicate that the AK-47 in his possession was unlicensed."

Robertson has lived in Kenya since he was 17, after he and twin brother Jake moved to Africa to train in long distance running.  

Earlier this year, Robertson was handed an eight-year ban for doping after he returned a positive sample for Erythropoietin (EPO) from a test conducted in May of 2022.   

Robertson also submitted fraudulent documents in the defence of the doping charge, which extended the initial ban from four years to eight.   

In 2014, Robertson won bronze in the 5000m at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.