Anti-Doping Bill sent to the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki speaks during a past press conference. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • The Bill must be passed by both Houses before it can be signed into law.
  • Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki convinced the House to hold the extra session, saying the country had few days before the May 2 deadline to enact the law.
  • He told the House that the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) had given the country until next week to put in place the legal framework for anti-doping measures.
  • The agency has warned that Kenya would be barred from the Rio games if the doping law is not in place before end of this month.

Senators will hold a special sitting Thursday morning to pass the Anti-Doping Bill after the National Assembly adopted it.

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