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Kenya to scale up testing, investigations to scale back doping instances

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**The Kenyan authorities plans to scale up its investigation and testing capability to assist battle the rising variety of doping instances amongst athletes within the nation. 

Kenya’s Sports activities Minister obtained Thursday (Apr. 20) a report on doping within the nation. 

It comes because the nation has set “a goal of three,445 exams per 12 months overlaying 37,900 athletes, and athlete help personnel earlier than the tip of this monetary 12 months”.

67 athletes have been banned within the final 5 years for medication offences.

“The explanation why perhaps our instances have additionally been excessive, is that maybe we take a look at higher, and greater than anyone else proper now globally. I consider Kenya is de facto up there, in-terms of the extent, frequency, and capability of testing for doping,” minister Ababu Namwamba stated.

Kenya vowed to battle doping after the disaster tarnished the East African observe and area powerhouse threatening the nation of a ban by governing physique World Athletics.

The athletics powerhouse has been within the high class on the World Anti Doping Company watch listing for 7 years