Shieys Chepskosgei claims he is transgender, demands special cell

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Shieys Chepkosgei, the man who was accused of impersonating a female nurse at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital now claims he is a transgender.

The man has also demanded that he be placed in a special cell.

Shieys had earlier told the court that he prefers to be associated with the female gender.

Shieys was presented in Eldoret Court on Thursday and charged with impersonation.

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Shieys in Court on Thursday. The accused claims to be transgender. [Source: Nation Media Twitter]

Records of IAAF had shown that Shieys had participated in international athlete competitions as a female.

Shieys was forced out by nurses at MTRH after they found no one in the record with his name. He was later arrested and during routine checkup at remand the police were surprised to find out he was a man.

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The family of Shieys claimed not to have seen him since he left high school and was surprised to when they had he was a nurse.

His sister told the Standard that Shieys preferred to dress as a girl even when she was young and they just decided to let him be.

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