In August 2019 the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete Joy Kemuma Loyce after her sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Erythropoietin (EPO). After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete filed a statement in her defence and she was heard for the Kenya Sports Disputes Tribunal.
The Athlete denied the violation, stated that she had used normal supplements and was tested several times before without issues. Later the Athlete admitted that she had purchased and used EPO and had no interest in nor received anti-doping education.
ADAK contended that the Athlete had produced a number of admissions, denials and lies while the evidence showed that she intentionally had used EPO and the presence of this prohibited substance has been established in her sample.
The Panel finds that ADAK established that the Athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation and that the Athlete had admitted the charges.
Therefore the Kenya Sports Disputes Tribunal decides on 19 August 2020 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 13 October 2018.