Kenya starts probe on fresh doping allegations: Minister

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 12, 2016 1:59 PM

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)