World Athletics’ Coe pledges to support Kenya in the fight against doping


World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has praised Kenya’s anti-doping campaign.

The World Athletics boss said he was pleased with the government’s commitment to fighting the menace after meeting with President William Ruto at State House on Thursday.

“Today’s meeting is to reaffirm the commitment from World Athletics to stand by you,” he said.

Coe spoke after the government set aside Sh3 billion for the next five years to aid in the fight against doping.

During the meeting, President William Ruto said Kenya will not spare any efforts in the fight against doping.

According to the head of state, the government will go above and beyond to protect athletics integrity.

“We will collaborate with partners, sportsmen, and their contacts to tackle doping that threatens our heritage,” Ruto said.

In his message, the president emphasised Kenya’s commitment to maintaining its reputation and heritage as a country that is renowned for its athletics achievements.

On his part, Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba thanked the world governing body for listening to Kenya’s concerns.

“We agreed that we had a problem and moved on to plan how to deal with it head-on.”

The CS stated that the government would continue to support ADAK and Athletics Kenya.


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