Biotech Updates

Developing a Biosafety Law- Lessons from the Kenyan Experience

May 7, 2010

The book Developing a Biosafety Law: Lessons from the Kenyan Experience written by M. Karembu, D. Otunge and D. Wafula and published by the ISAAA AfriCenter in Kenya  is now available. The book seeks to document the development of the Kenya Biosafety Law and its progress through three Parliaments and two General Elections. The authors strongly believe that the enactment of science-based biosafety legislation should be guided by facts, education, collective action and inclusion of all interested parties. The book also provides an analysis of the lessons learnt and how this can benefit other developing countries that are yet to have an equivalent law in place.

The book is available at

For details about the book, contact Margaret Karembu at or Anthrony Nderitu at of the ISAAA AfricaCenter.