Two Kenyan Athletes Banned For Seven Years

Kenya’s Tabitha Wambui has been slapped with a seven-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit for testing positive to banned substance  Norandrosterone, a metabolite of Nandrolone.

This comes after the 38-year-old long distance runner provided her first  urine sample on 19 September 2021 at the Copenhagen Half Marathon in Denmark.

Later on 17 October 2021, she provided another In-Competition sample at the PKO Poznań Half Marathon, an event that she won.

Consequently, her results since 19 September 2021 have also been disqualified with all resulting, including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and appearance money.

In her defence, Wambui said she was had been treated at Kiambu Level 5 Hospital where she was injected with Nandrolone to treat a headache and general body weakness.

However, investigations by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya found that she did not attend the hospital on the said dates as medical reports at the hospital had no record of the outpatient number on the documents she submitted.

Meanwhile, another Kenyan athlete, Eglay Nafuna Nalyanya has similar charges pending before the tribunal.

The AIU has also provisionally suspended Philemon Lokedi with immediate effect after he tested positive for exogenous testosterone which also falls in the category of prohibited substances by WADA.