Athletics Kenya Nairobi branch Chairman Barnabas Korir has urged Kenyan athletes to lead a coordinated national anti-doping education and awareness campaign and promote integrity for doping-free sport.
This comes a few days after some Kenyan athletes including top cream Elijah Manangoi were suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit; AIU for breaking World Anti Doping Agency; WADA rules.
On Thursday,2017 World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi, became the latest Kenyan to be suspended over anti-doping violations.
Manangoi was provisionally suspended in a case of whereabouts failures by the Athletics Integrity Unit, track and field’s doping watchdog organization.
Three other athletes, long-distance runner Kenneth Kipkemoi, Mercy Kibarus and Patrick Siele were also charged by the AIU for violation of anti-doping rules.
Athletics Kenya Nairobi branch Chairman Barnabas Korir and former World record holder in marathon Patrick Makau have urged Kenyan athletes to lead a coordinated national anti-doping education and awareness campaign and promote integrity for doping-free sport.
Other Kenyan distance-running stars who have been banned in recent years for failing drug tests include among others Rita Jeptoo, Jemima Sumgong and Asbel Kiprop.