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Kenya's President signs anti-doping amendment bill into law

Kenya's President signs anti-doping amendment bill into law

Kenya

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has signed an amended anti-doping bill into law.

The new law paves the way for the World Anti-Doping Agency to review the East African country’s compliance with its code.

In May, the doping agency ruled Kenya as non-compliant and further stated that there were issues related to the anti-doping legislation.

Kenya has always supported clean sport and will continue to do so

“We look forward to WADA’s review and declaration of Kenya as compliant with existing rules…Kenya has always supported clean sport and will continue to do so,” said Kenyatta.

Kenya is well known for producing some of the world’s best athletes but some 40 of its athletes have been banned for doping in the last three years.

Earlier in the week, the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said that for competitors from Kenya and Russia to participate in the the summer Olympic Games they will each have to be screened individually before they take part in the games.