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Global anti-doping agency removes Kenya from list of non-compliant nations

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The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) has removed Kenya from the list of nations deemed ‘non-compliant’ in their efforts to tackle doping. This is after the National Assembly introduced new laws to punish drug cheats.

“Following a circular vote of its Foundation Board members, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wishes to announce that it has removed the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) from the list of signatories previously deemed non-compliant with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (the Code),” it said in a statement.

“Kenya has drafted and adopted anti-doping legislation now deemed to be in line with the Code.”

WADA said that as stipulated in Article 23.5.5 of its Code, it will report the declarations of non-compliance to the Sports Movement and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

WADA in May this year, put Kenya on its non-compliant list after the National Assembly passed the anti-doping law that was not in line with WADA’s own code. The government later amended the bill and President Uhuru Kenyatta signed it into law.

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