Published On: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016

Kenya’s President Signs Anti-Doping Bill

Kenya’s president signed a new anti-doping bill into law Friday. The country risked being banned from the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics amid allegations of widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs by Kenyan athletes.

Signing the anti-doping bill Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya is committed to playing by the book.

“This law is a continuation and not the end of our efforts to stand up against cheating and corruption in the sporting and athletic arena,” he said.

Parliament passed the bill earlier this week after missing two previous deadlines from the World Anti-Doping Agency to enact legislation criminalizing the use of performance-enhancing drugs. more