Kenya’s celebrated veteran rugby player and captain Humphrey Kayange has been appointed as an executive member at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Kayange was appointed by WADA as a representative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission, for a term of three years.
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.
Kayange is also the CEO of the Team to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
His appointment in WADA comes at a time when the National Olympic Committee (NOC-K) in conjunction with the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture, are 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).
“The National Olympic Committee of Kenya pays great tribute to Kayange as a true example of how far our athletes can go if they empower themselves all-round,” NOC-K chief, Paul Tergat said.
Kayange also serves as an Executive Member at IOC, a position he was appointed in 2021 and sits in the NOC-K Executive as an Athlete Representative.
The former Kenya Sevens skipper and 15s utility surprisingly announced his retirement from international rugby in 2018, at the age of 35. He had Kayange had before his retirement excited crowds for nearly 10 years; from 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens semifinals in Dubai, to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
‘’My turn to say………..Goodbye!!! It has been about 2 years now that I have been trying to get back to the field for and run out with the brothers one last time. Guess it wasn’t to be. It is time to say goodbye to my international career in both 7s and 15s,” Kayange said while announcing his retirement.