Team Kenya has suffered a huge blow after Emmanuel Korir was disqualified for a lane infringement at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The World and Olympic 800m champion had booked a spot in the semifinal with a first-place finish in heat six.
This is Korir's second disqualification at a major 400m event, having been disqualified at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The officials' decision was a major setback to the Kenyan athlete who had hoped to add on a Commonwealth medal on top of his World Championship title.
The only Kenyan left in the 400 men's race is Boniface Mweresa who secured a spot in the semifinals after finishing first in a time of 45.91 seconds.
William Raiyan who was the third Kenyan missed out on semifinal qualification after finishing fifth in heat 7 in a time of 47.08 seconds.
Elsewhere in the women’s 400m race, Moraa was unable to secure a spot in the finals but she booked a spot at the 800m final on Saturday, August 6.
Kenya's Veronica Mutua will represent the nation in the women's final after finishing third in her Heat, with a time of 53.02secs being among the fastest non-automatic qualifiers.