Kenya government to invest USD 5M a year to eradicate doping

The Permanent Secretary of the State Department For Sports, Jonathan Mueke, alongside CAS Wesley Rotich, received the Kenya Antidoping Report from the Antidoping steering committee.

The Permanent Secretary of the State Department For Sports, Jonathan Mueke, alongside CAS Wesley Rotich, received the Kenya Antidoping Report from the Antidoping steering committee. The report reached them on March 31, 2023. Completing this project is a major step in the war on Doping. The government has promised an investment of USD 5 Million per year for the next five years to tackle the menace. The Antidoping Steering committee consists of members from @ADAKKENYA, @aiu_athletics and @athletics_kenya.

Additionally, The sports industry stakeholders have developed a roadmap to combat the doping scourge amongst Kenyan Athletes. The authorities seek to remove the vice from the sporting space of Kenya with this initiative.

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Permanent Secretary Mueke lauded the report that the Anti Doping steering committee presented. According to him, the information presented an implementation strategy to help Kenya eradicate doping from its Sporting ecosystem. He added that The Ministry of Youth affairs, sports and the arts are satisfied with the committee’s work to help establish this report.”

Meanwhile, he also stated, ” We are confident that with the strategies, we are going to bring the #doping menace under control in Kenya completely,” the PS added. “We are confident that with the implementation of this report, #doping will be a thing of the past.”

PS Mueke added that Doping was a matter of Kenya’s strategic interest and that the government would spare no efforts to ensure the government has eliminated the scourge. He challenged the Kenyan Athletes to fly the flag high by running CLEAN.

Additionally, The President of Athletics Kenya, Retired General Jackson Tuwei, added that Kenya is a globally known sporting nation. He called the country an athletic powerhouse. Accordingly, he said that and thus it is their responsibility to keep a reputation in the sporting world by always competing clean, minus any form of cheating.

Accordingly the CEO of the Africa International University, Brett Clothier, lauded the government of Kenya for its support towards eradicating Doping. He is also the chair of the antidoping steering committee. Accordingly, Some of the team’s key findings include using a multi-agency team in investigation and prosecution to tackle the threat, increasing testing, and upscaling education for sportsmen and women.

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