Tuwei pledges more zeal in fight against doping


Athletics Kenya (AK) President Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei addresses the media at the Riadha house ...
(FILE)Athletics Kenya (AK) President Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei addresses the media at the Riadha house offices in Nairobi, Kenya on January 28, 2016. Photo/Stafford Ondego/ www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Athletics Kenya (AK) will integrate more committees to the existing in a fresh step to intensify war against doping
  • AK president Rtd. Lt. Jackson Tuwei on Wednesday announced the development adding underscoring the need to bring on board every relevant stakeholder in fighting the vice threatening Kenya’s athletics pride
  • Kenya has been on the limelight over the recent years with some of her elite athletes failing doping test

Athletics Kenya (AK) will integrate more committees to the existing in a fresh step to intensify war against doping.

AK president Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jack Tuwei on Wednesday announced the development adding underscoring the need to bring on board every relevant stakeholder in fighting the vice threatening Kenya’s athletics pride.

“As a federation we are tasked and are determined to fight this stupidity. We cannot allow few individuals to tarnish our image globally, so we have formed a strong network with a CID, a member from the Attorney General’s office, a member from the Ministry of Health. We  have also formed Kenya’s doctors network to help us,” charged Tuwei.

Kenya has been on the limelight over the recent years with some of her elite athletes failing doping test.

At the same time Tuwei revealed that Kenya will be represented by nine athletes in the September 8-9 Continental Cup in Ostrava, Cech Republic.

David Rudisha will be the captain for the African continent heading to the competitions and eight of the gold medalists at the recent African Athletics in Asaba, Nigeria a fortnight ago will be among of the flag bearers.

Winnie Chebet (1,500 metres), Hellen Obiri (3,000m), Beatrice Chepkoech (3,000m steeplechase), Elijah Manangoi (1,500m), Edward Zakayo (3,000m), Kipruto Conseslus (3,000m steeplechase), Emmanuel Korir(800m),Mathew Sawe (high jump) and Julius Yego (javelin).

“Our coache Stephen Mwaniki has been selected to lead the team to represent Africa. Rudisha will captain them and we believe we are going to deliver,” added Tuwei.

It will be the third edition of IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava which replaces the 10 editions of IAAF World Cup as it earlier used to be.

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