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Team Kenya receives warm welcome as Heroes and Heroines of their country

The world champion athletes jetted back home on Tuesday.
The deputy president was among those who received the team at the Jomo Kenyatte International Airport in Nairobi.

The deputy president Mr. William Ruto later hosted the athletes for a breakfast at his residential home in Karen located in Nairobi.
The numbers of medals that Kenya won were as follows: gold medals were seven, silver medals were six and bronze medals won were three.

Kenya emerged at the top of the world at the just concluded World Athletics Championship that was held in Beijing china from the 22nd of august until last Sunday.

Ruto staunchly warned those involved in doping, stating that measure will be put in place to rid the encroaching vice which threatens the future of athletes.

He stated that the Anti-Doping Agency in Kenya will soon be mandated to prosecute those involved in doping. Doctors and other specialist who engage in the vice will also be facing stern actions in lieu of their offenses.

Doctor will be de-registered and prosecuted if they are found to be taking part in the exercise.

This materialized after two athletes from Kenya were found to be positive of an unknown substance prior to the beginning of the event.

Two sprinters by the name of Joyce Sakari and Francisca Koki who were to participate in 400m and 400m hurdles respectively brought about at a time when doping amongst Kenyan athletes had been highlighted.

Athletic Kenya has banned several agencies coaches and managers owing to different pending investigations of their alleged involvement in doping cases.

Volare Sports and Rosa Associati are some of the agents who were banned with their managers being investigated.
Several camps have been closed due to associating with doping of athletes.

Banned firms and managers are currently being investigated by the police and the newly established body, the Anti Doping Agency and the athletics Kenya Medical Doping Commission.

Business came to a standstill on the touchdown of the athletes. Family members’ friends, relatives and the public as a whole celebrated when the athletes alighted from the plane.

The deputy president was accompanied by the cabinet secretary and other political leaders including: governors, senators, Mps and members of county assembly.

Popular kalenjin traditional milk was used despite the chilly morning condition. They were later crowned and decorated with the Sinendet which are twigs specially designed for warriors who have triumphed.

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