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Published in News updates Written by December 01 2015

The Ministry of Sports, Culture and The Arts plans to capture profiles of all sportsmen and women on national assignments to make them compliant with the Government’s Integrated Finance Management Information System (IFMIS).

According to the Principal Secretary for Sports Development Amb. Richard Ekai, this information will enable the Ministry to be posting player’s allowances directly into their accounts instead of paying the same through federations.

Addressing members of the press at the Kenya school of law,  Amb. Ekai said laws governing transfer of funds prohibit sports officials from carrying large sums of money on cash, hence electronic cash transfer remains the best option to pay sportsmen.

“Once all data has been profiled, the complaints of players not being paid their allowances on time will be a thing of the past”, said Amb. Ekai.

Meanwhile the Government was forced to intervene looming crisis in Athletics Kenya (AK) after a number of players besieged the AK offices for two days demanding resignation of some officials implicated in corruption and embezzlement of funds.

The players also demanded for the AK constitution to reviewed as a matter of urgency to give room to seasoned sportsmen and women to play a greater role in the administration of  athletics in Kenya.

During a heated meeting held at the Nyayo stadium under the chairmanship of Amb. Ekai, the meeting resolved that any official mentioned in corruption scandal at the AK should step aside to allow for thorough investigations.

Published in News updates Written by November 16 2015
Dr.Hassan Wario,Cabinet Secretary for Sports, culture and the Arts has sent a message of condolences to the family and relatives of Mzee Meza Morowa,Mzee Morowa who was instrumental in the composition of the National Anthem died on Thursday 12 November at around 4pm.
He hailed from Gwano location,Hara sub-location,Makere village,Tana River County .
He was born in 1923.
Mzee Morowa is one of the few Kenyans honoured during Kenya@50 celebrations. May God rest his soul in eternal peace.
Published in News updates Written by November 16 2015

Cabinet meeting at the State House has officially approved the immediate establishment of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.

The approval will give the agency the required legal framework and release funds for its operations in the fight against doping.

This comes in the wake of revelations and ultimate suspension of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency from international competition over claims that the country’s top athletes may have scooped world titles while using performance enhancing drugs.

The objective of the Kenya Anti-Doping Agency are:

  1. To carry out doping control in the country.
  2. Promote the integrity of drug-free sports in the country.
  3. To oversee the prosecution of Anti-Doping cases.
  4. To promote values, information and preventive work aimed at fighting doping.
  5. To develop and execute Anti-Doping rules and regulations.

The Agency will perform the following functions.

  • To advise the Government on all relevant matters pertaining to Anti-doping;
  • Co-operate with the Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and any other anti-doping organization in carrying out anti-doping activities in Kenya;
  • Execute the enforcement of the Kenya Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations as shall be approved by WADA from time to time;
  • Carry out doping control;
  • Oversee the prosecution of anti-doping related offences before the Sports Tribunal or any other judicial body exercising jurisdiction in such matters;
  • Contribute to research related to the object of its activities;
  • Promote values, information and preventive work aimed at fighting doping;
  • Contribute in the fight against doping outside organized sport;
  • Liaise with other government agencies in eradicating the use and abuse of performance enhancing substances amongst sports persons; and
  • Promote the integrity of a drug-free sport;

The establishment of the Agency is in line with the resolutions reached at the 33rd Session of the General Conference of UNESCO on eliminating doping in sports, where State parties committed themselves to the principles of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC). The conference agreed to adopt appropriate measures such as legislation, regulation, policies, including administrative practices as a way of achieving the objectives of the convention.

During the Conference, Kenya was nominated to host the Africa Zone V Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO).

The main objectives of establishing RADO was to help the nine member countries (namely Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) to develop anti-doping programmes that are compliant with the World Anti-Doping code.

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