Stay away from banned substances, anti-doping agency advises sportsmen

Sportsmen in the country were on Monday told to seek medical advice before using any drugs.

Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) revealed that most of the local sportsmen were still ignorant about banned substances.

ADAK Chief Executive Officer Japheth Rugut said, Our sports people may be innocently using steroids during their routine social outings,” Rugut added.

Rugut advised athletes to avoid miraa and herbal medicines some of which, he claimed contained banned substances.

The anti-doping boss was speaking during a sensitization workshop for Kenya Premier League side Bandari F.C players at Mombasa hotel on monday.

Bandari becomes the 17th club to undergo the sensitization program out of the 18 teams in the country’s top football league.

Rugut noted Kenya was among countries that had made huge progress in creating awareness on the banned substances in the region.

Kenya, South Africa and Egypt are the only countries in Africa that have established anti-doping agencies while Ethiopia is in the process of creating one, he noted.

Source: Kenya News Agency