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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
115519
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-04-16 11:16 UTC (jnjagi@biosafetykenya.go.ke)
Date of publication
2020-04-16 12:03 UTC (mutui@biosafetykenya.go.ke)

General information
Country
  • Kenya
Name of the Competent National Authority
Kenya Wildlife Service
Coordinates
Coordinates
Kenya Wildlife Service
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:(+254) (20) 6000800,(+254) (726 610508/9) (+254) (736 663400)
Fax:(+254) (20) (6003792)
Email:kws@kws.go.ke
Url:Kenya Wildlife Service
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Advises the National Biosafety Authority during the review of GM applications of crops/plants that could gain access to wildlife habitat or introduction of alien species both macro and micro which may become invasive and outcompete indigenous leading to wildlife habitat degradation.
  • The Agency submits monitoring reports on GMOs released to the environment.
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
Kenya Wildlife Service is a regulatory agency mandated to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya, and to enforce related laws and regulations. It has the following functions:

•Undertake risk assessment for experiments in protected areas.
•Authorizes bioprospecting arrangements with other institutions.
•Coordinates issuance of biological material transfer agreements for protected areas
•Social economic evaluation of imports / exports related to human wildlife interface (local communities adjacent to protected areas).
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • Animals
  • Plants
Additional contact information
Contact person
Brigadier John Migui Waweru
Director General
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS)
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:(+254) (20) (6000800), (+254) (726 610508/9),(+254) (736 663400)
Fax:(+254) (20) (6003792)
Email:kws@kws.co.ke
Url:Kenya Wildlife Service