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Kenya on line to meet WADA anti-doping code, says Rugut

24 May 2016, 19:19

Nairobi  (Xinhua) -- Kenya hopes that in two months they will have amended the World Anti-Doping Law to conform with the international standard.

Jasper Rugut, the Chief Executive of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), said that athletes should not be concerned with risk of being banned for non-compliance with the WADA code as they will meet their request by end of July, in time to compete at the Rio Olympics in August.

"We are working on it. The government is concerned and is putting all efforts in line to attain the road map agreed with WADA to rectify the law in conformity with the WADA code," he said on Saturday in Nairobi.

Already the Kenyan National Assembly has planned to convene next week to start the process of amending the act. Speaker of Parliament Justin Muturi said that the special sitting of the committee will meet on Thursday to discuss the amendments to the new anti-doping laws as advised by WADA.

A Kenyan delegation met with WADA in the week to discuss the decision to declare them non-compliant.

More than 80 percent of the law was compliant but WADA said that "certain laws were not consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code.

- Xinhua

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