Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) president Chris Mbaisi has urged the media to do their part in helping combat the doping menace among the sporting fraternity in the country.
Speaking during an anti-doping education workshop for sports editors and journalists in Mombasa the President requested the Agency to increase sensitization workshops for the media to enhance their knowledge on the issues surrounding doping.
“ADAK has done well in the area of trying to rid our sport of the doping menace. Kenya as a country is known for its record breaking athletes but issues of doping which are global phenomena almost made the country be declared non-compliant to the World Anti-doping Code in the run up to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016,” said Mbaisi.
Addressing the same meeting which had brought together over 50 sports journalists and editors ADAK Director of Anti-Doping Education and Research, Agnes Mandu, revealed that the agency has put in place plans to ensure that the media is incorporated in the fight against doping through regular sensitisation programmes.
“The delivery of our mandate would not be complete if we do not involve the media who are one of our key stakeholders in the fight against doping. We realise the invaluable input that members of the fourth estate have towards sensitization and information sharing and it is for this reason that we shall continue walking with them throughout this journey. I want to specially thank the SJAK for honoring our invitations and supporting,” said Mandu.