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Athletics Kenya (AK) and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) have agreed to host a meet where athletes may qualify for both or either the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and Eugene World Athletics Championships. Both global championships are happening this summer.

Friday’s Commonwealth Games qualification meet at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani has been cancelled. The combined trials will take place in a meet June 24 to 25.

The World Athletics Championships are scheduled for July 15 to 24 in Eugene, Oregon, while the Commonwealth Games will run from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, UK. 

Doping control is an expensive aspect to putting on a meet and speculation is that combining the two meets will reduce the doping control costs.

Kenya is an A-category country according to the World Anti-Doping Agency and therefore has been under greater scrutiny than they have in the past. As a result, there has been a great increase in the number of suspended athletes.

Kenya is a powerhouse in athletics having won 17 medals during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, finishing fifth in the athletics portion of the Games.  

Kenya finished second during the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships with 11 medals.

In addition to Kenya, Bahrain, Belarus, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, and Ukraine were Category-A countries as recently as 2020.

The following athletes are a sample of some of the Kenyans who have been suspended, admitted to doping or had whereabouts failures:

From Athletics Kenya

1 Lilian Moraa Mariita F 8 Year Sanction 15.08.2015 – 13.08.2023
2 Emily Chebet Muge F 4 Year Sanction 17.07.2015 – 16.07.2019
3 Agnes Jepkosgei Cheserek F 4 Year Sanction 17/10/2015 – 16/10/2019
4 Joyce Sakari Nakhumincha F 4 Year Sanction 25.08.2015 – 24.08.2019
5 Francisca Koki Manunga F 4 Year Sanction 25.08.2015 – 24.08.2019
6 Joseph Gitau Kariuki M 4 year sanction from 08.01.2017 to 08.01.2021
7 Shieys Chepkosgei F 4 years from 26.12.2016 to 26.12.2020
8 Philles Nyansiaboka Moriti F 4 years sanction from 07.06.2016 to 06.06.2020
9 Sharon Ndinda Muli F 4 year sanction from 06.12.2016 to 06.12.2020
10 Jemimah Sumgong F 4 year sanction from 03.04.2017 to 03.04.2021
11 Ken Kirui M 4 year sanction from 21.07.2016 to 21.07.2020
12 Kennedy Lagat Kipyego M 4 years ending 01.08.2020
13 Sarah Kibet F 2 year sanction from 07.07.17 to 06.07.19
14 Vincent Kipchirchir M 4 years sanction from 12.11.2016 to 13.11.2020
15 Nicholas Kiplagat Kosgei M 2 years sanction from 25.07.17 to 24.07.19
16 Lazarus Too M 2 years sanction from 07.07.17 to 06.07.2019
17 Duncan Ayiemba ( Coach to Fedinand Omanyala ) M 2 years sanction from 18.09.2017 to 17.09.2019
18 Edwin Kipyego M 4 years sanction from 07.07.2017 to 06.07.2021
19 Micah Kiplagat Samoei M 2 years sanction from 12.04.17 to 11.04.19
20 Nelly Jepkurui F 1 year 8months sanction from 03.07.17 to 03.03.19
21 Peter Kiptoo Kiplagat M 4 years sanction from 09.03.2018 to 08.03.2022
22 Benjamin Ngandu Ndegwa M 4 years sanction with effect from 17.11.2017 to 16.11.2021
23 Luka Kanda Lokobe M 4 years sanction from 05.02.2018 to 04.02.2022
24 Luka Rotich Lubowan M 4 years sanction from 13.04.2018 to12.04.2022
25 Samuel Kalalei M 4 years sanction from 08.04.2018 to 07.04.2022
26 Ruth Wanjiru Kuria F 16 months from 28.01.2018 to 27.07.2019
27 Eliud Matu Weru M 2 years sanction from 5.11.2017 to 4.11.2019
28 Isaac Kipkoech M 18months sanction from 08.10.17 to 07.04.19
29 Kipyegon Bett M 4 years sanction from 15.08.18 to 14.08.22
30 Rose Jepchoge Maru F 2 years from 20.06.2018 to 19.06.2020
31 Ronald Kiptai Matakat M 2 years from 17.03.18 to 16.03.2020
32 Eric Muthomi Riungu M 2 years from 03.10.17 to 02.10.19
33 Bernard Kipkemoi Bosuben M 4 years from 1.11.2015 to 31.10.2019
34 Abigael Jerop F 1 year from 1.04.2018 to 02.04.2019
35 Suleiman Kipkesis Simotwo M 4 years sanction from 14.07.2017 to14.07.2021
36 Lucy Kabuu Wangui F 2 years from 01.08.2018 to 31.07.2020
37 Daniel Rotich Chebolei M 4 years from 03.07.2018 to 03.07.2022
38 Daniel Kipchirchir Bii M 4 years from 03.07.2018 to 03.07.2022
39 Victor Wachira Miano M 4 years from 03.07.2018 to 02.07.2022
40 Hillary Kipkosgei Yego M 4 years from 27.04.2017 to 03.04.2021
41 Purity Jerono Talam F 4 years from 12.01.2018 to 12.01.2022
42 Magut Kipsoi Kwambai M 2 years from 14.07.2017 to 14.07.2019
43 Kiplagat Bisluke Kipkorir M 4 years from 23.10.2016 to 23.10.2020
44 Irene Jeptoo Kipchumba F 2 years from 22.09.2017 to 23.09.2019
45 Caroline Chepkirui Yatich F 4 years from 4.11.2017 to 5.11.2021
46 Asbel Kiprop M 4 years from 2.02.2018 to 3.02.2022

Prior to being labelled Category A

Delilah Asiago,
Kipyegon Bett,
Emily Chebet,
Flomena Chepchirchir,
Pamela Chepchumba,
Susan Chepkemei,
Lydia Cheromei,
Violah Jepchumba,
Rita Jeptoo,
Simon Kemboi,
Alfred Kipketer,
Abraham Kiptum,
Mathew Kisorio,
Rael Nguriatukei Kinyara,
Francisca Koki Manunga,
David Munyasia,
Julia Mumbi Muraga,
Elizabeth Muthuka,
Cosmas Ndeti,
John Ngugi,
Cyrus Njui,
Musa Amer Obaid,
Oh Joo-han,
Ferdinand Omurwa,
Ronald Rutto,
Joy Nakhumicha Sakari,
Jemima Sumgong,
William Tanui

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