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Record information and status
Record ID
116082
Status
Published
Date of creation
2021-06-02 11:21 UTC (jnjagi@biosafetykenya.go.ke)
Date of publication
2021-06-04 11:15 UTC (jmuchiri@biosafetykenya.go.ke)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Kenya
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
National Biosafety Authority
NACOSTI Building, Loresho, off Waiyaki Way
Nairobi, Nairobi
Kenya, 28251--00100
Phone:(+254) (20) (2678667)
Email:info@biosafetykenya.go.ke
Url:National Biosafety Office - Kenya
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
Approval  to introduce transgenic maize with stacked events MON 810 containing cry1Ab gene and MON 87460 containing cspB gene under confined field trials for efficacy against stem borer pests and drought tolerance in Kenya
Date of the decision
2015-06-30
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
No
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according to Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
Was the decision triggered by a request for a transboundary movement of LMOs into the country?
No
Does the decision apply to transboundary movements of LMO(s) into the country?
Yes
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Dr. Murenga Mwimali
Principal Scientist/Maize Breeder
Biotechnology
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization/Monsanto Kenya/CIMMYT/AATF
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:(+254) (722 915 500)
Email:mwimali@yahoo.co.uk
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import and/or use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
The approval is only for conducting CFTs.
Reasons
This is a Contained Use application
LMO identification
MON-ØØ81Ø-6 × MON-8746Ø-4 - Insect resistant, Drought tolerant maize (Water efficient maize for Africa)
Dr. Murenga Mwimali Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Tolerance to abiotic stress - Cold / Heat, Drought
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
Summary risk assessment report on the Application to introduce transgenic maize with stacked events MON 810 containing cry 1Ab gene and MON 87460 containing csp B gene under confined field trials for efficacy against stem borer pests and drought tolerance in Kenya.
MON-ØØ81Ø-6 × MON-8746Ø-4 - Insect resistant, Drought tolerant maize (Water efficient maize for Africa)
Dr. Murenga Mwimali

Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Tolerance to abiotic stress - Cold / Heat, Drought
Decision document