Anti-doping bill will be passed in time, says govt

By Fredrick Muoki

Several days after Kenya was added a one-month extension to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, code and thereby avoid future sanctions, Sports Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario has Sunday expressed confidence that the anti-doping bill will be passed in time for the country to beat the World Anti-Doping Agency deadline.

Speaking in Mombasa Dr. Wario said the bill presented in parliament on Wednesday last week will go for second reading on Tuesday  next week after the parliamentary departmental committee on labor and social warfare in conjunction with the Anti-doping Agency of Kenya ADAK finalized its final amendments.

Wario said there is no absolute reason why Kenya should be banned from participating in this year’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starting.

WADA extended Kenya’s deadline to May 2nd to enact laws that will criminalize doping and ensure Kenya Anti-doping agency is formed, structured and equipped with staff and a budget.

The anti- doping laws will punish cheating sports men for doping and also enhance the interest of the clean sports men in accordance with the world sports laws.

About 40 athletes have failed dope test in the past four years therefore putting Kenya on the world spotlight.



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