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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-03-22 12:20 UTC (harimacharia@yahoo.com)
Date of last update
2021-04-14 06:54 UTC (jmuchiri@biosafetykenya.go.ke)
Date of publication
2021-04-14 06:54 UTC (jmuchiri@biosafetykenya.go.ke)

General information
  • Kenya
Name of the Competent National Authority
National Biosafety Authority
National Biosafety Authority
NACOSTI Building, Loresho, off Waiyaki Way
Nairobi, Nairobi
Kenya, 28251--00100
Phone:(+254) (20) (2678667)
Url:National Biosafety Office - Kenya
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
The functions of the NBA are provided for by the Biosafety Act 2009 as follows:-

a)To consider and determine applications for approval for the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms, and related activities in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

b)To coordinate, monitor and assess activities relating to the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organism in order to ensure that such activities do not have adverse effect on human health and the environment;

c)To co-ordinate research and surveys in matters relating to the safe development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms, and to collect, collate and disseminate information about the findings of such research, investigation or survey;

d)To identify national requirements for manpower development and capacity building in biosafety;

e)To advise the Government on legislative and other measures relating to the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms;

f)To Promote awareness and education among the general public in matters relating to biosafety;

g)To establish and maintain a biosafety clearing house to serve as a means through which information is made available facilitate the exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information and experience with, living modified organisms; and

h)Perform any other function which is incidental to the performance of any of the foregoing functions.

Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
Prof. Dorington Okeyo Ogoyi
Chief Executive Officer
National Biosafety Authority (NBA)
Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) Building. Loresho, off Waiyaki Way
Kenya, BOX 28251, 00100
Url:National Biosafety Office - Kenya,www.biosafetykenya.go.ke

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