In Summary
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has now stopped any further monitoring against Kenya over doping, saying the country demonstrated and expressed its commitment to addressed critical issues in the fight against doping in sports.
  • Wada Lead Auditor Kevin Haynes disclosed that they have further directed their Compliance Unit not to proceed with the Compliance Monitoring Procedure against Kenya.
  • “We have reviewed all the documents provided and concluded that you have successfully addressed all critical and important corrective actions as outlined in the Final Audit Report,” said Haynes in a letter dated September 1, this year to Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) Chief Executive Officer, Japhter Rugut.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has now stopped any further monitoring against Kenya over doping, saying the country demonstrated and expressed its commitment to addressed critical issues in the fight against doping in sports.

Wada Lead Auditor Kevin Haynes disclosed that they have further directed their Compliance Unit not to proceed with the Compliance Monitoring Procedure against Kenya.

“We have reviewed all the documents provided and concluded that you have successfully addressed all critical and important corrective actions as outlined in the Final Audit Report,” said Haynes in a letter dated September 1, this year to Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) Chief Executive Officer, Japhter Rugut.

Haynes noted that Kenya’s case was not presented to the Compliance Review Committee on August 22 2017, as outlined in the letter dated 9 August 2017.

Kenya’s doping case was still pending even after Wada removed the country from its Doping Code’s non-compliant list in August last year following the country’s move to enact anti-doping laws.

That saw Kenya avoid being banned from taking pat at last year’s Rio Olympic Games and this year’s World Championships in athletics in London.

However, Haynes said the Wada will continue to monitor the implementation of 'your' anti-doping programs and will also be available for any assistance or support if required.

“On behalf of the audit team, I would like to thank you again for your cooperation and commitment to the fight against doping in sport,” said Haynes.

In a statement from Adak, Rugut lauded Wada for their support in ensuring that Adak complied with all the audit requirements.

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