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Kenya amends anti-doping bill

Kenya amends anti-doping bill


Kenyan lawmakers have made amendments to the country’s anti-doping bill in efforts to prevent an Olympic ban.

The document has been revisited after it emerged that MPs had passed a document which had not been approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA

The President, Uhuru Kenyata had earlier on in April signed the “mistaken” document into law. “Kenya is 100 percent committed to ensuring total compliance with international regulations on sports and athletics, this law is the continuation, not the end, of our efforts to stand against cheating and corruption in the sporting and athletics arena,” he said at the signing ceremony back in April.

About 40 Kenyan athletes have been involved in drug scandals within the past three years – a situation which has forced the agency to blacklist Kenya as one of the countries which does not comply with anti-doping requirements.

The leader of Kenya’s parliamentary majority thanked lawmakers for coming back from holidays to ensure that Kenyan athletes are not banned from participating in upcoming Rio Olympic games.

Kenya has been receiving worldwide condemnation about their top athletes, a source of national pride who are generally considered as doping “suspects.”

The bill will be scrutinised by the senate before being signed into law.

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