According to the publication out of Kenya called, “Nation,” Athletics Kenya is making a special effort to inspect training camps to stamp out the “menace” of doping.
According to the publication, AK Youth Development director Barnaba Korir said that “the inspection was part of the process to make sure that athletes are doing the right thing in the camps.”
He also said that “AK is in the process of registering all the camps, coaches, and agents as one way of taming the doping menace.”
“We need more women coaches and physiotherapists in all camps because we realised that they are few and we have many girls training who need their services. This is part of the requirement that is needed from the camps that we shall be visiting,” added Korir.
Kenya currently has the most suspended athletes in the world next to only Russia, which was found guilty of systematic doping, state-driven, and throughout all sports at almost every level. Russia is banned as a nation, save for a few athletes selected by the International Olympic Committee who may compete under the IOC flag.
Somewhere between 60-70 Kenyans are currently serving a suspension for missed tests, tampering, doping or having an adverse analytical finding all of which are recorded in the Athlete Biological Passport.
Currently, Kenya is on the Category-A watch list by the World Anti-Doping Agency and is one of several countries named for age-cheating.
Norway, interestingly, has been labelled as a potential watchlist candidate as their doping agency avoided testing certain age-group athletes, mostly youth, in the time frame when their best athlete Jacob Ingebrigtsen was breaking many youth records.