Humphrey Kayange Gets another International Appointment

Former Kenya Rugby men’s captain Humphrey Kayange has added another prestigious feather to his cap.

This follows his appointment to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive as a member.

Kayange, decorated with the State OGW Presidential award and not halting any time soon, is also the CEO of the Team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Humfrey Kayange in action at a past Rugby game at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014, in Wellington, New Zealand.

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya pays great tribute to him as ‘a true example of how far our athletes can go if they empower themselves all-round,” says NOC-K President, Paul Tergat while celebrating his Executive Member attainment.

WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) and Foundation Board (Board) met in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday and Thursday (18 and 19 May 2022) for their first meetings of 2022.

Humphrey Kayange, who was in attendance as a Foundation member, was appointed as a representative of the IOC Athletes Commission, for a term of the three-year term commencing on 1 June 2022.

WADA is composed of a 38-member Board, which is the Agency’s highest policy-making body, and a 14-member ExCo, to which the Board delegates the management and running of the Agency, including the performance of certain activities and the administration of assets.

In a letter sent to Kayange who is an IOC and NOC-K Athletes’ Commission member, and who also sits in the NOC-K Executive as the Athletes Representative (Men, by the WADA president, Mr. Witold Banka expressed his elation over the appointment with anticipation of working with him.

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 1 June 2022. 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.

The appointment comes at a time when NOC-K in conjunction with the Ministry of Sports is working to ensure athletes’ welfare in relation to the fight against doping in sports in all forms is key through the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK)

In Humphrey Kayange’s appointment to WADA ExCo, it injects momentum into Kenya’s relentless campaign and fights for clean sports in the country over the years.

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