WADA have removed Kenya from the non-compliant list ©Getty Images

The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has been removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) non-compliant list after their adopted  legislation was deemed in line with the WADA Code.

Kenya were declared non-compliant in May, with the African nation found to be in breach of anti-doping rules at a WADA Foundation Board meeting in Montreal.

This came despite an anti-doping bill being passed which supposedly brought the country in line with standards.

WADA were not satisfied with this however, with the body's President Sir Craig Reedie telling insidethegames that elements were changed when the legislation went through Parliament, leading to the non-compliance.

With concerns remaining over the country’s testing procedures, it was announced at the Olympic Summit in June that all International Federations should undertake special testing of Kenyan - as well as Russian - athletes before making a decision "on an individual basis" over whether they can compete at Rio 2016.

The WADA have announced that the adopted anti-doping legislation is now in line with the Code, with Foundation Board members voting to remove Kenya from the non-compliant list.

Rita Jeptoo is one high-profile Kenyan to have failed a drugs test ©Getty Images
Rita Jeptoo is one high-profile Kenyan to have failed a drugs test ©Getty Images

“Following a circular vote of its Foundation Board members, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wishes to announce that it has removed the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) from the list of signatories previously deemed non-compliant with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (the Code),” a WADA statement read.

“Kenya has drafted and adopted anti-doping legislation now deemed to be in line with the Code.

“As stipulated in Article 23.5.5 of the Code, WADA will report the declarations of non-compliance to the Sports Movement and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).”

Kenya have remained plagued by doping controversies in recent months, with a joint report by The Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD, last month, alleging that a number of Kenyan and British athletes used erythropoietin (EPO) at a training camp in Iten.

It prompted UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to send investigators to Kenya to explore the allegations and sparked fresh suggestions that the African nation should be banned from competing at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Around 40 athletes from the country - a global powerhouse in track and field - have tested positive for banned drugs since 2012, including three-times Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo, who failed for EPO in 2014.