KRU invites ADAK to conduct anti-doping sessions

KRU invites ADAK to conduct anti-doping sessions

The Kenya Rugby Union has partnered with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya to educate its affiliates on anti-doping through webinars slated for August 14 and 21.

Strathmore Leos' Barnabas Owuor tackles KCB's Peter Waitere _during their Kenya Cup match on February 9_, 2019_ in Madaraka, Nairobi.

The Kenya Rugby Union has partnered with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya to educate its affiliates on anti-doping through webinars slated for August 14 and 21.

The opening session on Friday August 14 will feature presentations of the entire anti-doping program including doping control process, anti-doping violations and prohibited list.

This conference will be facilitated by Agnes Mandu, ADAK's Director of Anti-Doping Education and Research as well as ADAK Educators Charles Omondi, Walter Omwenga and Ronney Sumba.

The second session on August 21 will cover therapeutic use exemption, food supplements and nutrition, whereabouts information and consequences of doping. This session will be delivered by Anti-Doping Educator quartet of Simon Mwangi, Dr. Festus Kiplamai, Martin Yauma and Tim Ngugi.

Both meetings will also be streamed live on the Kenya Rugby Union’s Facebook page.

Elsewhere, former Kenya Harlequin RFC flanker Ian Waraba, 20, died on Saturday in Trans Nzoia County. The youngster drowned in a dam in the Waitaluk area of Kitale while with his friends on an outing. His body was retrieved on Sunday morning by divers.

Kenya Harlequins RFC described the fallen rising star as: “A very grounded, dedicated, hardworking young player. We are proud he was part of the Kenya Harlequin FC family.”

Waraba, a former Kaplamai High School player joined the Ngong-Road outfit in 2019 and featured for Quins Vandals. He also regularly turned out for Quins Eric Shirley Shield side and was scaling the ranks to the first team. His elder brother Brian Waraba is a Quins Kenya Cup player.

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