AK boss Tuwei bullish Kenya winning the war against doping

AK boss Tuwei bullish Kenya winning the war against doping

Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei. Photo/ Gilbert Kiprotich/Citizen Digital

  • Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei is optimistic Kenya will win the war against doping.

    • In recent years, Kenya has been hit hard with cases involving high profile athletes who have either been suspended or banned by World Athletics over doping allegations.

 Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei is optimistic Kenya will win the war against doping.

In recent years, Kenya has been hit hard with cases involving high profile athletes who have either been suspended or banned by World Athletics over doping allegations.

A series of the said cases led Kenya to be ranked in category A of World Athletics countries with high prevalence of doping which has come with a heavy price as countries ranked in this category have much tougher obligations to meet prior to a World Athletics Championships and the Olympic Games.

While maintaining that the country is not out of the woods yet, Tuwei said the federation is on the brink of weeding out the vice in the country.

"I think we have made some huge steps in the fight against doping and we are almost there. We are not happy to be in category and I am certain we can end this menace if we continue this fight," Tuwei said during the AK seminar held Monday in Ngong.

At the same time, Tuwei said the federation has also made some huge steps in curbing age cheating which had also threatened the integrity of the sport in the country.

"The issue of age cheating also came up and we are also and we are glad we are on the right track," said Tuwei.