Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday signed
the amended anti-doping bill into law in a move that clears the 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.
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Kenya has come under scrutiny over its flagging doping
system, necessitating changes to legislation to avoid explusion of its
world-beating distance runners from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
In May, WADA declared Kenya non-compliant after the
legislation to criminalise doping passed in parliament failed to meet its requirements,
forcing a review to include sections which had been left out from the original
draft passed by the world anti-doping agency.
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