WADA requests answers from Kenya

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has called on Kenya to answer questions relating to its anti-doping program amid growing pressure for the country to tackle issues surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Dick Pound, who chaired an independent commission report into systemic doping in Russian athletics that led to the nation being banned from competition by the IAAF, said recently it is “pretty clear that there is a lot of performance-enhancing drugs being used” in Kenya.

It has also been reported that WADA, which insists all 18 recommendations from the independent commission are dealt with, is considering banning Kenya for four years over accusations of corruption and delays in putting credible anti-doping measures in place.

And WADA posted on its Twitter account: “WADA has requested Kenya to answer questions relating to its anti-doping program. Await those answers, and if unsatisfactory, then…it could be a matter for Compliance Review Committee.

“WADA is encouraged by media reports that Kenyan cabinet has now approved rules and approved laws and that it will commit funding to Kenyan anti-doping program.”