22 February 2016

WADA Statement on Kenyan NADO

Further to our recent statement in response to media reports on Kenya, WADA wishes to provide an update on the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK)’s compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code).

Following the Kenyan Government’s failure to pass the appropriate legislation and provide adequate funding by the 11 February deadline, the matter has been referred to WADA’s independent compliance review process.

As of today, the draft bill, policy and regulations submitted by ADAK are not in line with the Code. The formal adoption of these three legal instruments should be done by the relevant Kenyan authorities only once they are considered by WADA to be in line with the Code.

The matter will be reviewed by the independent Compliance Review Committee at its next meeting on 5 April, and consideration will be given to a possible recommendation of non-compliance to WADA’s Foundation Board on 12 May.