Kenyan athletes can now comfortably compete in the Rio Olympics in August, following the approval of the country’s amended anti-doping laws, by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The East African nation was recently bombarded by doping allegations, suggesting that there were up to 40 cases reported in the past four years.
The country’s minister of sports, Hassan Wario, said that the only remaining step is for the president to assent the bill and thereafter the country will be in full compliance with the WADA code.
This new development is a big step for Kenya whose athletes are famed for their long distance running prowess.
Earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that its extra testing programme would apply to Russia, whose ban was upheld by the IAAF, Mexico and Kenya.