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Saturday, 26 September 2020

Re-opening Nyayo: Uhuru directs CS Amina to enhance anti doping education

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the sports ministry to enhance anti doping education among athletes.

"We have had the use of illicit products among our sportsmen. Even-though this   cases are a tiny, they are troubling," he said.

"Provide resources for enhanced anti doping education, testing and reporting on a regular basis."

Speaking at Nyayo stadium on Saturday, Uhuru said Kenya's reputation has been built on a foundation of competing clean and winning fairly.

"In this facility sportsmen will have a sporting power house. We recognise how much sports means in Kenya," he said.

 Uhuru said that sportsmen have a stadium that is fit for purpose .

"The upgrading is not an isolated case but our endeavor is to ensure that our sportsmen can compete with others globally," he said.

Uhuru said by next year Kenya Defence Forces will also have their own stadium in Langata.

"In this challenging times, the return of sporting events is the indication of new normal despite Covid-19," he said.

He said the ministry should resume preparation of olympic and paralympic and coordinate on how athletes can resume competing abroad.

Sports CS Amina Mohammed thanked the president for his support in making all the changes required for the stadium.

"The track is in good shape and we will put to test in a few days with the Kipkeino Classic," he said.

"Several international sports bodies have sent their representatives to inspect this facility (Nyayo Stadium) and have rated it among the best on the African continent. "

Amina said the World Athletics gave Nyayo National Stadium clean bill of health ahead of planned World Continental Tour dubbed Kip Keino Classic on October 3.

 

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