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Keino: Kenya must act on doping

15 October 2014, 18:01

Nairobi - National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) Chairman, Dr Kipchoge Keino, says Kenya risks being barred from international competition if it does not act swiftly to curb doping in the country.

Dr Keino said global anti-doping chiefs were not happy with the lack of action taken by Kenya authorities and their perceived ambivalence on doping abuse.

During a meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Japan last weekend, Dr Keino said they "expressed disappointment with Kenya's handling of doping".

Over 30 Kenyans have tested positive to doping substances in the past two years, a figure which concerns the international community.

"They are asking what steps has the Government taken since the task force submitted their report. They are saying Jamaica, who was cited alongside Kenya has made decisive steps in tackling the scourge, but no news is coming from Kenya," said Dr Keino.

"They are not happy and are contemplating sanctions if Kenya does not act decisively. You know what that means. They can even ban Kenya from international competitions, which would be terrible to our sportsmen and women."

Dr Keino added that the Kenyan government should apply for funding from Unesco anti-doping programme as part of the effort to tackle doping.

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The Standard in Kenya tried to reach Cabinet Secretary for Sport, Arts and Culture, Dr Hassan Wario for comment, but he was unavailable.

They did reach Commissioner for Sports, Gordon Oluoch, and he said that plans were afoot to bring Kenya in line with international anti-doping efforts.

"You should reach the Cabinet Secretary because he has more details on this matter," said Olouch.
"But what I can tell you is the Government will send a very strong delegation to Cape Town next week for a tripartite partnership with Anti-Doping Norway and CHINADA (Chinese National Anti-Doping Agency) in collaboration with WADA and WADA Africa Regional Office.

"That shows that we are serious with doping matters otherwise we would not be sending a team to the conference. We are taking doping matters very seriously and we shall take very decisive action on recommendations made by the task force," he said.

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