CS Amina continues war on doping


Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed addresses the media after supervising KCPE examination process at Moi ...
CS Amina Mohammed addresses the media at a past function. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Ambassador Amina Mohammed, has said athletes who fail doping tests conducted locally will not be allowed to participate in international competitions
  • Her message amplified a similar directive issued by Athletics Kenya (AK) as the CS launched her latest round of stern warnings to dope cheats, who she termed a 'national embarrassment'

The Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Ambassador Amina Mohammed, has said athletes who fail doping tests conducted locally will not be allowed to participate in international competitions.

Her message amplified a similar directive issued by Athletics Kenya (AK) as the CS launched her latest round of stern warnings to dope cheats, who she termed a ‘national embarrassment’.

“We we must reclaim and retain our dignity and high esteem that we have enjoyed over the years in ethical sporting as well as a global leader in anti-doping,” Amina said.

She also warned trainers, managers as well as coaches that going forward, they will also be held responsible whenever an athlete under their watch fails a doping test.

“Athletes do not work alone, a time when action was taken against athletes only is coming to an end and every one of has must be responsible,” she said.

The CS said continued advocacy for clean sport by the Government and the AK will help restore the image of Kenya as an athletics hotbed after years of being tarnished by doping cases.

The CS was speaking at Gusii Stadium where she presided over the official closing of 2019 KECOSO Games.

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