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Three Years Jail or Kenya Sh3 Million ($29,721) Fine For Dope Cheats

 William Ruto has announced increased cash incentives for Olympic medallists and promised tough punishment for dope cheats.

The Deputy President noted on Friday that the cheats will tarnish the country's image at the Rio Games next month.

"Kenya is known worldwide for her athletics prowess and this is why we recalled Parliament from recess to pass the anti-doping legislation because we want to run clean sports," Ruto told athletes and officials at the Olympic trials on Friday.

"Anybody caught in any future doping scandal will be jailed for three years or fined Sh3 million ($29,721) because we want to get rid of crooked people misleading our athletes from our midst."

The DP said the government has increased the award package for Olympics medal winners to Sh1 million Kenyan for gold medals, Sh750,000 for silver and Sh500,000 for bronze.

Teams winning gold medals will be rewarded with Sh500,000.

Kenya, known for middle and long distance running excellence, has been under global scrutiny after more than 40 athletes failed dope tests in the past four years. Eighteen of them are serving various sanctions.

At one stage, it threatened participation at the Rio Olympics and the World Anti-Doping Agency ordered that it sets rules and abides by its code.

An anti-doping legislation in line with the WADA code has since been signed into law.

But International Association of Athletics Federations insists that Kenyan and Russian athletes who qualify for the Olympics will have to be screened afresh.

Local athletes have often blamed the government and Athletics Kenya for doing little to educate them on doping issues, while the latter have blamed foreign agents managing athletes for doping.
 

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