Kenya is a signatory to the 2005 UNESCO Convention against Doping in Sports. Article 5 of the Convention states that, “In abiding by the obligations contained in this convention, each State Party undertakes to adopt appropriate measures. Such measures may include legislation, regulation, policies or administrative practices”.
In addition to the above, Article 22 of the World Anti-Doping Code 2015 further specifies that each Government will put in place measures to enhance cooperation and sharing of information and data with Anti-Doping Organizations as provided in the Code.
It is against this background that the Government of Kenya established the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) vide Anti-Doping Act No. 5 of 2016 as a State Corporation. One of the key goals for establishing the Agency was to protect athletes’ fundamental rights to participate in doping-free sport and thus promoting good health, fairness and equality for athletes in Kenya.
A world class Anti-Doping Agency, protecting clean athletes and promoting fair play
To lead a coordinated national anti-doping education and awareness campaign, testing and promotion of integrity for doping-free sport
The Agency is guided in its day to day activities by the Anti-Doping Act 2016, the World Anti-Doping Code and its related International Standards. ADAKs main programs are as below: