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Kenya to amend laws in line with WADA anti-doping code

IANS  |  Nairobi 

Kenya hope that in two months they will have amended their World Anti-Doping Law to conform with the international standard.

Jasper Rugut, the chief executive of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), said that athletes should not be concerned with risk of being banned for non-compliance with the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) code as they will meet their request by end of July, in time to compete at the Rio Olympics in August, reports Xinhua.

"We are working on it. The government is concerned and is putting all efforts in line to attain the road map agreed with WADA to rectify the law in conformity with the WADA code," he said here on Saturday.

Already the Kenyan National Assembly has planned to convene next week to start the process of amending the act. Parliament Speaker Justin Muturi said that the special sitting of the committee will be held on Thursday to discuss the amendments to the new anti-doping laws as advised by WADA.

A Kenyan delegation met WADA officials earlier in the week to discuss the decision. More than 80 percent of the law was compliant but WADA said that "certain laws were not consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code.



First Published: Sun, May 22 2016. 13:40 IST