Kenya: National Biosafety Authority to ensure GM foods’ safety

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Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA). He is one of the leading scientists in Africa and the only Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP). Prior to his appointment, he served as a Principal Research Officer and Environment Coordinator (Immunology), Health and Safety at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). He spoke to Star Reporter Agatha Ngotho about his role in the NBA.

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) was established pursuant to the provisions of the Biosafety Act No 2 of 2009. The overarching mandate of NBA is to exercise general supervision and control over development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so as to ensure human safety and animal health and provide adequate protection to the environment.

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