- Africa Alliance for Health, Research and Economic Development (AAHRED) stated that the suspensions or punishments on athletes due to the violation of rules and regulations of anti-doping have hit Kenya and East Africa at large.
The human rights group has asked the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to drop the bans in all the athletes who were punished due to doping. This comes as a result of questionable errors in the anti-doping programs.
They believe that it will ensure that there is fairness and justice for the affected athletes because one might have been banned as a result of errors in the anti-doping programs.
Africa Alliance for Health, Research and Economic Development (AAHRED) stated that the suspensions or punishments on athletes due to the violation of rules and regulations of anti-doping have hit Kenya and East Africa at large.
“The negative effects of the anti-doping programs present misery and painful punitive actions specifically to those who deny the charges of doping but are found guilty on evidence of results with discrepancies from both human and equipment technicalities, leave alone the naturally occurring biological conditions beyond their control requiring extensive research,” said Gilbert Kiplom, the sports betting and human rights officer at AAHRED.
While addressing the journalists in Eldoret on Wednesday, the human rights group confirmed that they have made a thorough examination of the steps such as Laboratory chain of custody, sample processing, analysis process and A-Sample Confirmation.
As a result, the human rights group has identified some errors which raise the eyebrows on the anti-doping societies and therefore, they are asking them to lift the ban on all athletes.
As this happens, Kenya’s athletics star, Asbel Kiprop has decided to join motorsport rally after completing his three-year ban due to doping. We hope to see the anti-doping organizations lifting the bans on the Kenyan Athletes.