Tough punishment for cheats as ADAK launches plan

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Various athletics camps spread over the Rift Valley and other parts of the country will be put under strict watch by the Government and the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak).

This was announced by Sports Minister Hassan Wario in Nairobi yesterday.

Wario warned that agencies and coaches managing these camps would be put under strict supervision to avert doping in the country.

Wario said local athletes involved in doping would suffer a four-year ban in addition to prosecution by the authorities.

“Kenya can’t suffer anymore over doping menace. Clean athletes would be protected while those entangled in doping would be exposed and humiliated,” said Wario who was presiding over the launch of Adak’s four-year strategic plan at a Nairobi hotel.

Wario explained: “Cheats will be exposed irrespective of their world status, their agents and coaches will be brought to book. I urge all sports federations to abide by the new ADAK’s strategic plan that will help Kenya.”

Wario said Sh2 billion has been set aside by the Government to ensure that Adak thrives and becomes a major anti-doping agency.

Adak’s strategic plans revolves around four pillars that involves compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, Education and Research, Testing and Investigations and lastly Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

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