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:
(Note: Bills need to go through three 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 intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) with egg donation
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI) stimulated
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI) unstimulated
- Surgical sperm retrieval (PESA, TESA, MESA)
- 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, http://www.africareview.com/Special-Reports/Surrogacy-in-Kenya-gains-pace/-/979182/1322482/-/d5ajxe/-/index.html.)
For information regarding bills of parliament and their progress, see http://kenyalaw.org/kl/index.php?id=4248.