Why Suba North MP wants Bills on reproductive health passed

The Standard | September 18, 2023

After previous attempts to pass laws regulating assisted reproductive technologies and surrogacy in Kenya failed, one lawmaker is hoping to pass a bill that would address numerous issues related to in vitro fertilization, egg and sperm donation, and surrogacy.

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Hannah McCarthy travels to Kenya and finds a growing number of surrogate cases there

The Journal | August 7, 2023

Surrogacy is booming in Kenya, and some Irish intended parents are turning there for services. But surrogates face health and other risks, and intended parents are not ensured easy transfer of legal parentage in either Kenya or Ireland.

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Hard Labour: The Surrogacy Industry in Kenya

Naipanoi Lepapa | The Elephant | May 28, 2021

This two-part report in The Elephant and accompanying video expose the dangers of the unregulated Kenyan surrogacy industry and feature stories of exploitation of surrogates by agencies.

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Article Part 2


Kenya: Why Surrogacy in Kenya Is Shrouded in Secrecy

Simon Mburu | AllAfrica | October 31, 2020

This article begins with the personal story of Emily and Hillary Kiptui, a Kenyan couple who experienced nine miscarriages before having a child through surrogacy. The article notes that agencies in Kenya primarily target foreign couples and charge intended parents exorbitant fees. Kenya currently has no regulation of the surrogacy industry; however, a reproductive healthcare bill filled with surrogacy measures is currently in the Kenyan Senate. 

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