All seed sellers/companies have to be registered with KEPHIS...
P.O. Box 49592-00100, Nairobi
Cell: 0709 891 000
Tel: 020 661 8000
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Tel: 020 661 8000
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Nairobi, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Tharaka Nithi, Kiambu, Thika, Maragwa, Nyambene, Muranga and Kajiado
Embu regional office was established in 2006 to take KEPHIS services closer to clients in Mt Kenya region who were initially served either from KEPHIs Nairobi or Nakuru offices. Initially the office leased space in Faith House building next to provincial Headquarters in Embu town. In 2012, KEPHIS acquired a 5 acre piece of land at Muthatari, about 5km away from Embu town along the Embu Kitui road.
Embu regional office has satellite offices in Nyeri, Timau, Moyale PIU and Isiolo Airport office:
KEPHIS Embu office serves the following counties in Mt Kenya and Northern Kenya regions:
Embu, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Laikipia (East &North subcounties), Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera and Garissa counties.
Embu office offers the following services to the public:
KEPHIS Kitale regional office is located in Trans Nzoia County, along the Eldoret Kitale highway approximately three kilometers from Kitale town. Offices affiliated to this regional office include; Eldoret office located at Eldoret International airport, Malaba Border office, Lwakhakha Border Office and Suam Border Office.
The regional office serves nine (9) counties, namely; Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, West Pokot, Turkana, Parts of Kakamega (Malava, Likuyani & Lugari) and Busia (Teso North & Teso South) Counties
Major services offered by the office:
Seed certification (Seed field inspection, processing inspection labelling, post control testing and seed sellers licensing), plant variety protection (DUS & NPT tests), Seed Testing, Phytosanitary services (import & export consignment inspection for plant materials, fresh produce and flower farm inspections and audits, fruit tree nursery certification), Analytical Chemistry laboratory services (Soil testing, fertilizer testing, irrigation water analysis, plant tissue and animal feed analysis ), and farmer advisory services
KEPHIS Kisumu regional office is situated at Kenya Ports Authority-ICD office along Kisumu-Kibos Road. The regional office covers nine (9) counties in Nyanza and part of western region namely; Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia counties.
The office has other affiliated offices including Busia Plant Inspection Unit located at Busia Custom’s yard, Isebania Plant Inspection Unit located at Isebania Custom’s yard, Kisumu Pier office situated at Kisumu Pier and Kisumu International Airport office located at Kisumu International Airport.
The regional office has been in operation in the region since January, 2006.
The major services offered include;
The Naivasha Office opened in April 2008, to concentrate in inspection of places of production as opposed to final produce inspection and to bring KEPHIS services close to the clients in the horticultural hub.
Phytosanitary inspections and certifications form the main activity with over 70 active exporting companies’ majority being cut-flower farms, a lesser number of propagation facilities, plants for planting, nurseries, breeders, vegetables and fruits farms. There is also a bit of seed certifications for a few farms doing small scale flower and vegetable seed production and seed premise inspection for renewal of seed seller’s licences
Jurisdiction: Naivasha office activities cuts across three counties of Nyandarua (Engineer, Njambini, Ndaragwa, Ol Klou, Oljororook, Kipipiri and Kinangop Subcounties), Nakuru (Naivasha and Gilgil Sub counties) and Narok (Narok East Sub county).
Samburu, Nakuru, Laikipia, Baringo, Kericho, Koibatek, Bomet, Narok, Transmara, Nyandarua, Kuria, Migori, Isibania, Nyamira, Homa Bay, Suba, Rachuonyo and Gucha
Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Taita Taveta, Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera
Offices at Immigration Entry Points.
Kephis JKIA - Nairobi JKIA
Namanga boarder office
Loitoktok boarder office
-Import/Export inspections of fresh produce, plants and plant produce
- Facility inspections
-Seed crops field inspections at Loitoktok-Post certification surveys in Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado
Project Coordination Office
P.O. Box 49592-00100, Nairobi
Background of office
Some Key Successes
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health.