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Kenya to step-up doping control

13 November 2014, 17:31

Nairobi - The Kenyan government has announced that it will de-register agents found guilty encouraging doping in the country.

According to Sports Cabinet Secretary, Dr Hasson Wario, drastic steps will be taken against those found guilty of introducing athletes to banned stimulants and that his ministry would work closely with the Ministry of Immigration to ensure all foreign agents operating in the country have proper documentation.

"There some people who come to Kenya as tourists then masquerade as agents, even without work permits," said Wario.

"We are going to concentrate on the high attitude training areas, where I understand these people have pitched camp. We should get to know who are working with our athletes to enable us kick out all rogues."

Wario was speaking at the launch of the National Oil sponsorship for the national women's volleyball team at The Stanley Hotel in Nairobi.

Sports Principal Secretary, Richard Ekai, Sports Secretary Japhter Rugut and Wario recently attended the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) meeting in South Africa and Qatar, where they held talks with Wada President Sir Craig Reedie.

Wario said they presented to the Wada boss Kenya's position on the doping situation and stressed the Government will work together with world's anti- doping agency.

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