NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s supreme sports body has made it
mandatory for all sports organizations seeking and
getting affiliation to the umbrella body to submit in
total to all anti-doping regulations.
annual general meeting of the Kenya National Sports
Council (KNSC) held in Nairobi on Saturday, the
country’s supreme advisory board to the national
government made it obligatory for all sports
organizations to sign the anti-doping clause of the
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the local chapter,
the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to bind all
sports organizations to the same unconditionally.
effect, the sports organizations shall sign the
anti-doping clause unconditionally as a precondition for
granting and retention of membership,” said Nderitu
Gikaria, the council chairman.
intensify the fight against doping menace that saw the
global anti-doping agency put the East African nation on
the watch list in 2016 for failing to implement strict
rules and guidelines on doping.
operates a principal of strict liability which requires
that each athlete is firmly liable for the substances
found in their bodily specimen and that an anti-doping
rule violation occurs whenever a prohibited substance is
found in the specimen whether or not an athlete
intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited
substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault.
prepares to send athletes to four global competitions in
the next one-and-a-half months, the country is leaving
nothing to chance to lower the risks of enlisting drug
cheats among its roll.
runners will be lined up in four competitions soon
including the World Indoor Championships, World Half
Marathon Championship, Africa Cross Country
Championships, and the Commonwealth Games.
that as an association affiliated to the African Union
Sports Council, the KNSC will remain committed to
complying with the World Anti-Doping Code and protecting
the health of Kenyan athletes and the integrity of
Kenyan sports, adding that the organization has the
capacity to sue and being sued.