President Kenyatta signs anti-doping bill into law

President Kenyatta signs anti-doping bill into law

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President ascending into law the anti doping law. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday signed the 2016 amended anti-doping bill into law.

This clears way for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to review Kenya’s compliance with its code.

WADA’s compliance committee had ruled that Kenya was “non-compliant” when its board met in Montreal on May this year, citing issues related to the anti-doping legislation.

“We look forward to WADA’s review and declaration of Kenya as compliant with existing rules,” said Kenyatta.

“Kenya has always supported clean sport and will continue to do so,” he added.

Kenya’s parliament had passed, and the president signed, a law in April that criminalized doping.
However WADA said that the law was not code compliant.

Doping and bribery allegations have marred the country with more than 40 athletes failing drugs tests since 2011.