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Agatha Jeruto suspended for doping for the second time

The 2013 African 800m bronze medallist, Agatha Jeruto Kimaswai has been suspended for the second time by the by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).

The 28 year-old was banned by Athletics Kenya in 2015 after she was sanctioned for failing a doping test during out of competition mission on 14th April 2015.

The test revealed the presence of the prohibited substance Norandrosteroneand was banned for a four years and her ineligibility lapsed on 19th May 2019.

The current African Record holder in the 4x800m race never learnt anything and was caught and suspended again on 10th March 2022 for the presence of prohibited substance hydroxy clomiphene, which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

Georgina Rono suspended for doping

The 2014 Hamburg Marathon champion, Georgina Jepkirui Rono has been provincially suspended by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).

The 42 year-old who finished third at the 2012 Boston Marathon which was her first World Major Marathon, was suspended for evading, refusing, or failing to submit to Sample Collection, which is a breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

Rono’s suspension took effect from 8th September 2022.

Mathew Sawe suspended for doping

The 2018 African High Jump Champion, Mathew Kiplangat Sawe has been provincially suspended by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).

The 34 year-old who is also the 2016 African High Jump Champion was suspended for the Presence of prohibited substance Triamcinolone acetonide, which is a breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

Sawe managed to qualify for the 2014 Commonwealth Games but never managed to reach the podium.

Sawe’s doping suspension took effect from 11th July 2022.

Alice Aprot suspended for doping

The 2015 African Games 10,000m champion, Alice Aprot Nawowuma has been suspended by Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).

The 29 year-old who is also the 2016 African Cross Country Champion was suspended for Presence Of Prohibited Substance S4 – Letrozole Metabolite Bis-(4- Cyanophenyl) Methanol which is a breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

Aprot was pulled out of team Kenya to African Senior Africa Athletics championships last year in June to what was said to be an injury that she had incurred while in the camp, but it seems she had tasted positive after being examined by Adak officials as she was suspended the following month by the Kenya Anti-doping governing body.

Michael Saruni suspended by ADAK

African indoor record holder, Michael Saruni has been suspended by Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).

According to the Adak Kenya website Saruni has been suspended for Evading, refusing, or failing to submit to Sample Collection which is a breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

The 26 year-old who holds the African indoor record with a time of 1:43.98, which places him as the fastest indoor 800m ever achieved in the US. This time also made him the second-fastest indoor performer at that time.

Saruni who is the former world record holder for the indoor 600m with a time of 1:14.79, that he set in January 2018, started his suspension from 14th August 2022.

Amos Kipruto: No shortcuts to richness

Reigning London marathon champion Amos Kipruto has added his voice to clean sport after Kenya was spared from suspension due to rampant doping cases in the country.

Kipruto who trains at the 2Running Club in Nandi County said that race organizers across the world fear to invite Kenyans due to the doping cases that have tainted the image of athletes.

“Nowadays, race organizers are not inviting many Kenyans because if the race directors fear inviting Kenyans because they are not sure if they are clean and those doping or planning to dope should change their ways and focus on training,” said Kipruto who was the only Kenyan runner at the 2022 London marathon where he became the champion.

With many athletes casting and blaming Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and the Ant-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for naming and shaming dopers, Kipruto defended the two bodies saying they are advocating for clean sport and all sportsmen and women should adhere to the rule of the sport.

“We have many allegations among athletes especially Kenya that AIU and ADAK are fighting Kenyans but they are fighting doping in this country because they need clean sport. It is high time for athletes to redefine and change their ways. If you are a person who likes short cuts you should change your ways because you will not escape forever. AIU and ADAK are here for us to propel good sport and if you are an upcoming athlete please plan yourself well because out there is not good. Don’t be conned by shortcuts to richness. Train well and believe that everything is possible. Nothing comes easily,” added Kipruto.

Having a successful 2022, he said he wants the achievement flow to 2023 and get a chance to represent the country at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

“I had a good year of 2022, achieved and I want to maintain the good run into the 2023. So far, I have started training after gym following victory in London marathon and I can my 2023 goals coming to pass because I trust my progress in the career, I trust myself, coach and training mates,” he said.

“having world champions, it is every athletes’ desire to represent the country and because I love this nation, it will be a great thing. If I get a chance I will run with all my heart because I love this country. I will run very well and hoping that that chance should not collide with the races that I will be given by my management because I have my timetable that I follow,” said Kipruto who will be competing in Italy on nee year eve as he aims to compete at the world marathon majors.

While addressing sick children at the Shoe4Africa Hospital, Kipruto said they had to come up with plans to put smiles on the sick children’s face.

“We sat down and decided to come and give what we have as a club because here the young children are suffering. It is high time we give a helping hand to the young people and we have shared, which is a great thing not just for us but to them too,” he said


Source: dailysport.co.ke

Kenya Government Declares full scale War on Doping

The Kenyan Government has moved in with speed on the fight against doping after the leniency by the World Athletics Council of not suspending the country from active athletics events.

The Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts Ababu Namwamba, said the government wants the resources it deploys to the Athletics Kenya and the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for testing, investigating and enforcement issues across the spectrum be used in taking decisive action against doping.

The Cabinet Secretary who was addressing the media at the at Maktaba House on Thursday, thanked the World Athletics and Athletics Integrity Unit for allowing Kenya the chance to freely race and participate in international events.

“We want to bring in all the stake holders that include the public, athletes, coaches, agents, managers and athletes’ managements to fight this war which we will win by all means. We will also partner with investigative and Judicial agencies, so that they can prosecute and jail the culprits. This a war we must win and we will,” said Ababu.

Accompanied the CS during the presser were Athletics Kenya President, Jack Tuwei, Athletics Kenya Chief Administrative Officer, Susan Kamau, Athletes Representative, Milcah Chemos with athletes Mary Moraa, Maximillla Imali and Dan Kiviasi.

This announcement follows what the World Athletics said yesterday that they have let Kenya be but they will be closely watching the country.

‘World Athletics has been concerned,’ said Sebastian Coe. ‘Kenya has been on the watch list for a few years already.

The World Athletics president who was speaking in Rome said, “In one year 40 per cent of all the positive tests in global athletics have been in Kenya and this is not a situation that World Athletics was prepared to sit and watch develop”.

The country has been in panic for the last few weeks that they would be blacklisted in the style of Russia by World Athletics, given that the country has 55 athletes who are serving the doping bans.

Thomas Kiptoo Charged For Impersonation as ADAK Official To Con Paul Lonyangata

Kenyan and Ugandan passport holder, Thomas Kiptoo has been charged in an Eldoret court with eight counts of charges including falsely pretending to be an employee of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).

Kiptto who was arrested on Monday and arraigned today before Eldoret Senior Principal Magistrate Richard Odenyo charged with others not before the court.

He was arrested by officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) after falsely obtaining money on diverse dates from Two-time Paris Marathon champion Paul Lonyangata.

Lonyangata was suspended for 19 months by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in February this year after admitting that he had used a prohibited substance Furosemide.

According to the charge sheet, the accused holds both Kenyan and Ugandan citizenship, is said to have convinced Lonyangata to give him money ranging between Sh. 5,000 and Sh. 500,000 on diverse dates in 2021 to get his name expunged from the AIU list of suspended athletes.

Kiptoo who goes with two other aliases as Ali Thamer Kamal and Thomas Kiprotich denied all the charges and was released on a sh. 200,000 bond with an assurity of a similar amount or a cash bail of sh. 100,000.

Athletics Kenya and ADAK begins training clinic for Athletes

Athletics Kenya and the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) have partnered to train and teach athletes on the importance of clean sport ahead of the 2023 World Athletics championships that will be held in Budapest, Hungary.

The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) together with Athletics Kenya on Tuesday, trained over 100 probable athletes for the championship set for August 19the to August 27th 2023.

ADAK’s head of education and research, Martin Yauma, said that they are urging and advising athletes to keep off prohibited substances.

He said that their my aim is to ensure they give the good image of the country which is currently at stake and that the main cause of athletes doping is the shortcut to get rich quickly which is contributed by support staff.

“Money is the main cause that has contributed to athletes to dope, they are cheated with support personnel to go for shortcuts to wealth.” Said Yauma.

Athletics Kenya director for Youth and Development, Barnabas Korir said that the rule says athletes should be tested three times ten months before competition.

” We want to make Information available to athletes who will be able to participate in the world competition and identify athletes and those who already have qualification,” said Korir.

Gloria Kite among nine athletes sanctioned by ADAK

The Anti-doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has released names of nine athletes who have been sanctioned and some banned for life.

According to the standardmedia.co.ke Adak has not released the names of the affected athletes to the public but they exclusively shared with media house the list of the nine athletes under provisional suspensions.

The nine athletes include:

  1. Teddy Otengo Osok                   (from March 1, 2022)
  2. Keli Everlyne Symbua               (from May 29, 2022)
  3. Phenus Kipleting                       (from March 31, 2022)
  4. Vincent Kiplangát Koskei         (from July 25, 2022)
  5. Perister Morangi                         (July 7, 2022)
  6. Stellah Barsosio Chepngétich  (from March 1, 2022)
  7. Eric Kumari Taki                          (already sanctioned by Athletics Integrity Unit)
  8. Gloria Kite                                    (from September 2, 2022).