Just a confirmation that Kenya were given one more extension to get the vitally important ADAK bill passed, gazetted and the Anti-Doping Authority off the ground. The bill itself is already being debated on the floor of the house, so Kenya should beta this deadline for once
The compliance of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) was also discussed and the CRC concluded that the current situation was not in compliance with the 2015 Code, since the bill, policy and ADAK rules have not yet been formally adopted. The CRC decided that unless the bill, policy and ADAK rules are formally adopted by 2 May 2016, its recommendation to the WADA Foundation Board will be to declare the ADAK non-compliant. […]
A silent purge has been been undertaken in Cricket Kenya as general manager, Josephat Muriithi starts to flex his muscles in the Corridors of power at Cricket Kenya.
First to be relieved were head coach of the men’s national team Steve Tikolo, and his deputy Martin Suji. then in the past few days it has been confirmed that Long time fitness coach and ladies team coach, David Asiji had been handed his p45.
In the case of Kenya legends Tikolo and Suji, one could speculate that their departure is connected with the findings of the Rombo Committee, that was meant to get to the bottom of the players strike against these coaches in the lead up to Kenya’s WCL tour of Namibia in late 2015.
At the time , pretty much the entire senior men’s team refused to work with the two veterans of Kenya’s heroics from the 1990s and 2000s, and it seems that Cricket Kenya agrees with the players.
The dismissal of Asiji is a little more cloudy, what with his involvement in other aspects of national team coaching also being a factor.
With Women’s World Cup qualifying, and World Cricket League matches against Papua New Guinea on the horizon for the women’s and men’s national team, it puts a biot of a squeeze on Cricket kenya to get new full time coaches in pace (if the process is not already underway).
Anyway, hopefully painful as it might be for some of people involved, this blogger hopes it is the beginning of a more active national management. Kenyan Cricket needs it.
This is a Milestone for Kenyan football and massive relief fro the Nick Mwendwa FKF regime. They have been under fire from a media (probably still full of people loyal to the Ancien regime) over the poor state of the Harambee Stars.
I digress. This post is simply to pass my congratulations to the women who have shows that with some real support they can go very far, in what is still the very underdeveloped world of women’s football in Africa.
Kenya were required by the World Anti Doping Authority to bring our fresh legislation on a new Anti-Doping Authority, that is up to international standards. After the typically Kenyan buck passing between track and field stakeholders, and government officials on the other. the Anti Doping Authority of Kenya Bill landed on the floor of the house just days before the second deadline for passing the bill (April 5th).
Kenya is already on thin ice, having missed a February 19th deadline to get this same bill passed, and is in a sense playing catch up, to meet the full setb of compliance issues that stand between Athletics Kenya and a clean bill of health that ill put to rest the fears that Kenya will be going to the Olympics without its world conquering athletes.
Throw in the personal plea of globally renowned Athletics legend, philanthropist and Athletics Kenya chair Kipchoge Keino, and you would think our August house would move mountains to get this one piece of legislation passed? Well maybe they have better things to do than that.
Perhaps the house will break with tradition and get this one bill passed, or they will run the gauntlet of seeing how WADA will react to yet another missed deadline. There really is no hurry in Africa.
Kenya has secured one slot in the men’s welterweight, may get another when (or if) South Africa rescinds the slot it got in the flyweight, and there are still qualifying tournaments which kenyan boxers could probably get into the olympics
13 nations qualified at least one athlete at the 2016 African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. The three highest ranked male boxers along with the highest ranked female boxer qualified to the Olympics. The African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament was held in Yaounde, Cameroon from March 11th to March 19th 2016.
Overall 181 athletes from 30 nations competed in 10 men’s and 3 women’s weight classes. The first day of finals saw the result of six men’s events. Cameroon and Morocco led the day by qualifying in three events each. Cameroon won the gold medal in the men’s light flyweight (-49kg) and middleweight (-75kg) also 2008 Olympian Mahaman Smaila will return to the Olympics in the men’s light welterweight (-64kg). Despite not winning events on the first day of finals Morocco qualified in the men’s bantamweight (-56kg), light welterweight and middleweight. Tunisia won the men’s bantamweight and qualified in the men’s…
Five countries are in critical care concerning their national anti-doping programmes. The IAAF is implementing an action plan to monitor compliance to IAAF Rule 30.6 with respect to the federations of Ethiopia, Morocco, Belarus, Kenya and Ukraine.
Morocco and Ethiopia both need to appoint an anti-doping coordinator and, as a matter of urgency, establish a national testing programme. Belarus, Kenya and Ukraine have been put on an IAAF monitoring list for 2016 to ensure their national anti-doping programmes are significantly strengthened to ensure their journey to compliance to Rule 30.6 is completed by the end of the year.
The 203rd IAAF Council Meeting, which was chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe, focused on the IAAF reform process to restore trust in both the organisation and the integrity of competition. An update from the IAAF Taskforce concerning the verification of Russia’s progress towards meeting the Reinstatement Conditions was delivered by independent chair Rune Andersen.
IAAF reform process
IAAF Council heard updates from all the reform groups. The package of reforms will enable the IAAF to become a robust modern organisation with the necessary safeguards and controls and the right education to protect the organisation and ensure it is not exposed to unnecessary risk in the future.
Lord Paul Deighton delivered his financial review. A number of recommendations were agreed, including immediate fixes around delegated authorities and financial checks and balances. A comprehensive root and branch review of all financial controls and wider corporate governance is now in place.