Former commonwealth games champion Lucy Wangui Kabuu is the latest high profile Kenyan athlete to be suspended after testing positive for banned performance enhancing drugs the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced.
This comes just days after AIU suspended Kenyan sprinter Boniface Mweresa for failing a doping test in June.
According to AIU, which is an IAAF unit charged to monitor doping among athletes the former Commonwealth Games champion is provisionally suspended after testing positive for banned substance morphine.
The Veteran athlete represented Kenya twice at the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008.
“A provisional suspension is when an athlete is suspended for the time being from participating in any competition or activity in athletics prior to a final decision at a hearing conducted under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct,” said the AIU statement’ .
This comes just days after AIU suspended Kenyan sprinter Boniface Mweresa for failing a doping test in June and was hence dropped from Team Kenya to the Africa Athletics Championship that is currently ongoing in Asaba, Nigeria.
Multiple world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop is also suspended after his sample ‘B’ tested positive to EPO and he is waiting for the final verdict from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Kabuu, the 2006 Commonwealth Games champion, returned to action this year after a prolonged season out and won the Milano Marathon in April.
Alongside Kabuu and Kiprop, other athletes suspended by AIU pending the conclusion of their cases include Hillary Yego and Baharianian Ruth Jebet.