Kenya’s Sports Minister Hassan Wario reaffirmed on Friday the country’s commitment to work with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to establish an operational doping agency within two months, following the warning issued by IAAF president Sebastian Coe.
Coe warned on Thursday that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) would not hesitate to exclude Kenya from the upcoming Rio Olympics if the country did not put up applicable anti-doping rules.
Over forty Kenyan athletes have been suspended for doping in the past three years.
“Our message is that Kenya is fully committed to working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ensure that we have a fully operational anti-doping agency in place in the two months given to us,” said Mr Wario at a press conference.
“We have been very transparent in our dealings with WADA on the establishment of the Kenya Anti-Doping Agency (KADA) and we are very confident that we will carry the process to term,” he added.
The Director General of Athletics Kenya (AK), Isaac Mwangi, quit his post on Wednesday.