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Kenyan cabinet bans child adoption by foreign nationals

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Added 12th September 2019 04:03 PM

This was during a special cabinet meeting chaired by the President.

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This was during a special cabinet meeting chaired by the President.

KENYA | ADOPTION

Kenya's cabinet on Thursday banned the adoption of children by foreign nationals.

According to a statement by the State House, a "special cabinet meeting" chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta and attended by his deputy William Ruto "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 same ministry was also tasked with streamlining "operations of the Child Welfare Society of Kenya and those of children homes in the country".

The statement added: "On infrastructure, the cabinet 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.

"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 November 12 to 14 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,"added the statement


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