CS urges Commonwealth team to avoid doping

By Bernard Okumu

Kenya will send a total of 175 participants taking part in 14 disciplines (FILE)

Sports Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario has challenged various teams that will be representing the country at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to stay clear of doping and do the country proud at the games scheduled to kick off on the 23rd July-3rd August in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Wario who spoke while handing over the national flag to the Kenyan Team at Safaricom Kasarani Stadium reiterated the need for Kenyan Squad no to taint Kenya’s image at the games by engaging in cheating.

Kenya will send a total of 175 participants taking part in 14 disciplines; including Boxing, Bowling, Wrestling, Judo, Athletics Triathlon, Swimming, Shooting rugby 7’s and Cycling among others.

Kenya hopes to better its medal haul at this year’s Club games having collected a total of 32 medals at the last edition in New Delhi, India in 2010.

A cross section of various participants expressed optimism of putting up a perfect show at the games that will bring together a total of 75 former Briton Colonies.

The First batch of the Kenyan delegation consisting of Judo,  Shooting and Rugby players  is expected to depart for the games on the 13th while  the second and last batches leaving the country on 16th and 17th respectively.