The government of Kenya has announced an immediate ban on the adoption of Kenyan children by foreign nationals.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has been directed to formulate a new policy document to regulate the adoption of children by foreign nationals in the country as well as to streamline operations of the Child Welfare Society of Kenya and those of children’s homes in the country.
This was decided at a meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta and at State House in Nairobi.
Deputy President William Ruto also attended the meeting.
The Cabinet also approved the hosting of the upcoming Nairobi Summit of the 25th International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD 25).
The summit that will be held from 12th to 14th November 2019 is expected to attract over 6,000 delegates from 179 countries. The summit is set to project a positive image and solidify the country’s position as an ideal conference and aviation hub, a move that will boost Kenya’s tourism sector.
Amongst some of the things discussed at the meeting, the cabinet also approved Kshs 6.9 billion 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.