11 February 2016

WADA Statement Regarding Media Reports on Kenya

Concerning media reports today regarding Kenya’s compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), WADA confirms that while some progress has been made with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), there is still a lot of work required.

WADA had asked a series of questions to the Kenyan authorities, and stressed that we needed the Kenyan Government to expedite, and show commitment to, the National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO)’s development.

We are awaiting concrete plans from the Kenyan Government for the funding of the NADO, and, crucially, the finalization of Kenya’s legislation and anti-doping rules.

We have not yet received the details nor the assurances we need from Kenya; and, therefore, this is now a matter for our independent compliance process.