Former Shujaa, the national rugby sevens side captain Humphrey Kayange has been selected as the Executive Member of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
WADA president Witold Banka confirmed the appointment saying that he was delighted with the prospect of working with the Kenyan rugby player.
“I wished to follow up formally with regards to your recent appointment to the WADA Executive Committee (ExCo), as a representative of the IOC Athletes Commission, for a three-year term commencing on June 1, 2022,” read Banja’s letter to Kayange.
“I look forward to working with you in your capacity as an ExCo member, and, of course, in your continued role as a Foundation Board member as well.”
Kayange’s appointment to WADA ExCo is seen as a well-calculated move to inject momentum into Kenya’s relentless campaign and fight against the vice in the country.
WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) and Foundation Board (Board) met in Cairo, Egypt, on May 18 and 19 for their first meetings of 2022.
Khayange was recently decorated with the Order of Golden Warrior during the presidential awards. He is also the CEO of Team Kenya for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.