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Region Africa
Population 34707800
GDP (millions USD) 29,299
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy no policy
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified

Key laws and policies

At present Kenya does not have laws or policies regarding the subject matter discussed on this BioWiki.

Two recent bills have been introduced into parliament:

1. The Reproductive Health Care Bill, 2014 was introduced into the Senate by Judith Sijeny, Senator and had its first reading on 12th June 2014.(See

2. The In-Vitro Fertilization Bill, 2014 was introduced by Millie Odhiambo Mabona, Member of Parliament and had its first reading on 14 October 2014. (See

(NB. Bills need to go through 3 readings, neither has yet progressed to second readings.


Assisted reproduction and surrogacy are practiced.

Clinics advertise the following services:

  • Blastocyst Embryo Transfer
  • Donor Insemination (DI)
  • Egg Donation
  • Embyro Donation
  • Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
  • Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT)
  • In-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) with egg donation
  • Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) stimulated
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) unstimulated
  • Surgical sperm retrieval (PESA; TESA; MESA)
  • Surrogacy
  • Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)

Newspaper reports note significant secrecy surrounding surrogacy - for example surrogate mothers are reported to 'hide away' for the duration of their pregnancy, or move to neighboring towns. (See for example,

External links

For information regarding bills of parliament and their progress see: