Former Boston Marathon champion and Kenyan Member of Parliament, Wesley Korir, plans to introduce a bill to criminalise doping in Kenya, he has claimed
"[I] will be introducing a bill in Parliament to criminalise doping in Kenya to both athletes, agents or doctors that assist athletes dope," Korir wrote.
"If the bill passes the athlete will be forced by law to give up the source of drugs or face jail time and will be fined and banned for life."
The 32-year-old added that he would be meeting with officials from the Professional Athletics Association of Kenya (PAAK), a new athletes' group in Kenya chaired by reigning London Marathon champion Wilson Kipsang, this weekend to discuss more about the bill.
Korir's bill will follow in the footsteps of a similar piece of legislation put to the Bundestag in Berlin on Wednesday (November 12).
This proposed law would see doping criminalised in Germany and include jail terms of up to three years for elite athletes found guilty of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
News of Jeptoo's failed doping test rocked the athletics world when it came to light on October 31 and topped what has been a torrid two years for Kenyan sport.
Over the past two years more than 30 athletes from Kenyan have failed doping tests, arguably tainting what is a national source of pride for the people of Kenya.
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