Athletics Kenya today held a meeting with the International Athletics Associations of Kenya (IAAF) led by the medical and Anti-Doping Commission, the ministry of Sports and culture in a meeting that was held at Riadha House on Monday (6) in Nairobi.
While addressing the media the AK president Lt. Gen. (rtd) Jackson Tuwei said, “we have made milestones as a federation and we have taken steps to curb and stop this menace of doping by putting in place measures that will stop it once and for all.
Kenya Doctors Network which has 6 doctors that will primary handle all our athletes on issues about medications and we will continue working hand in hand with the Anti-doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) and the ministry of sports so that we can get out of this doping issue once and for all”.
The Anti-doping Agency of Kenya CEO Japhter Rugut said, “we had a great meeting and the synergy between us, ADAK and AK is great and we will continue partnering with this institutions to work towards making the game of athletics a clean game”
Anti-doping Senior manager of medical and Anti-doping department Thomas Capdeville, who is in the country alongside IAAF out-of-competition testing coordinator Kyle Barber, said “we came here to do practical meetings because our main aim is to minimize the doping menace in Kenya and we are happy with the progress and measures that have been taken so far.”
The Kenya government is committed and is ready to support ADAK and AK. We are working towards making sure that by June this year we will have a mobile doping centre because our main aim is to see our athletes run clean, Haron Komen who was representing the Sports cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario said.
Two weeks ago during the Athletes Representatives managing Kenyan athletes endorsed the Kenya Doctors Network when they held their annual meeting at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi.