That seems like a horrible hire for the position if true.
Kelly certainly has a Kenyan connection, but that won't do him any good at Purdue. Last time I checked Kenyans don't walk-on to teams and Purdue shows no signs of putting any more money into the distance events.
Purdue is a place you have to develop and coach up the kids. Kelly had two guys go 1-2 at SE Regional and they couldn't qualify in the deep field. In fact, they weren't close, 7th. If he could coach up his teams at all they should have gone if not finished 3 or 4.