Kenya bans foreigners from adopting children

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Kenyan cabinet has announced an immediate ban on the adoption of children by foreign nationals.

The ban was announced in a special cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.

Deputy President William Ruto attended the meeting and also directed the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to formulate a new policy document to regulate the adoption of children by foreign nationals in Kenya.

The meeting also directed the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to streamline operations of the Child Welfare Society of Kenya and those of children homes in the country.

The Cabinet approved Kshs 6.9 billion on infrastructure for the development of an Inland Container Depot, Railway Marshalling Yard, Logistics Zone and Public Utility Area as well as other core enabling infrastructure to support the development of the Naivasha Special Economic Zone and the impending completion of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) phase 2A.

The Cabinet also approved the hosting of the upcoming Nairobi Summit of the 25th International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD 25).




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