By Isaac Omulo
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya is investigating newspaper allegations that doctors from the country supplied prohibited performance enhancing drugs to British athletes, a government minister said on Tuesday.
Undercover footage taken by the Sunday Times showed two Kenyan doctors and an associate claiming that they had given British athletes EPO, a banned blood-boosting drug.
Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario said the government has asked Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to contact its British counterparts, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), to provide them with information and help in any further investigations.
"We have started investigations," Wario said at the launch of a pre-Olympics training camp on Tuesday.
“We are taking these allegations very seriously, coming as they are with the Olympic Games only days away."
(Editing by Toby Davis)