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Ababu Namwamba Reveals Plan to Save Youths’ Dying Careers

Ababu Namwamba, the Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts pledged to deal aggressively with doping in the nation and restore Kenya reputation in international athletics circles.

Namwamba referred to this as a high priority on his agenda when he spoke at the start of the Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon 2022 on Sunday, October 30 at Uhuru Gardens.

I started the 19th Standard Chartered Marathon in Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi early this morning. To enhance Kenya image as a sporting nation that adheres to the rules and is opposed to doping, I have urged all athletes to compete clean he stated on Sunday, October 30 morning.

Elias Chelimo and Sheila Chepkech put on outstanding efforts during the marathon to win the titles for men and women respectively.

In 2:10.22, Chelimo finished first beating Wilfred Kirwa and Felix Kipkorir.

Football and Athletics Bans

The going is already tough for Namwamba. The World Anti-Doping Agency added Kenya on its Category-A watch list for doping in 2016. (WADA). Since then the athletics community has been plagued by sanctions which have tarnished Kenya once-brilliant reputation on the international scene.

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Ababu Namwamba Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon Uhuru Gardens Wilfred Kirwa


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