"The Whereabout rule was received with both smiles and frowns in equal measure. Initially, athletes felt the regulation would make it hard to lead a normal life and that it was a serious invasion of privacy."
Coevett, the problem is that, still now, several Kenyans live the whereabouts in the way the article describes the past : in too many cases, the past is still the present.
I don't justify the superficiality of many athletes : they are wrong, many are proud in the wrong way, thinking that whereabouts are the invasion of their privacy, and in other cases are not one of their priorities if there is some other sudden problem, frequent in their life.
They need to learn, and probably many examples, and the activity of information of AK, can change the behavior in short time.
Therefore, I totally agree for the sanction, but I don't agree with the automatic idea that athletes banned for not respecting their whereabouts use to take some doping.
I know the life in Kenya and the normal level of specific education of the most part of Kenyan athletes, and I say there is still long way to do, before the use of (for us) easy apps becomes a normal behavior for athletes that, till now, are used to delegate to their management all these administrative operation.