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OFFERING PHYTOSANITARY SERVICES TO MEET QUALITY STANDARDS
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
COLLABORATING WITH INSTITUTIONS & LEADERS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICUTURE
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
KEPHIS LABORATORIES PERFORM DIAGNOSTICS FOR PLANT PESTS
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
OFFERING PLANT PATHOLOGY CLINIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
ENSURE ALL EXPORT & IMPORT SEEDS MEET GAZETTED STANDARDS
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
MOMBASA ASK SHOW WINS FOR BEST REGULATORY AUTHORITY AND CORPORATION STAND
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service

Welcome to KEPHIS

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 impacts on the economy, the environment, and human health.

KEPHIS was first established under the State Corporations Act in 1996 and later formed under the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act 2012 and its mission is to provide a science-based regulatory service by assuring plant health, quality of agricultural inputs and produce for food security, globally competitive agriculture, and sustainable development.

News & Events

World Food Day in Rombo, Kajiado County

Deputy President H.E. Rigathi Gachagua at the KEPHIS stand during events to mark the World Food Day in Rombo, Kajiado County.

Siaya Governor Visits the KEPHIS Stand During World Food Day

Siaya Governor H.E. James Orengo at the KEPHIS stand during the recent World Food Day commemorations. The event aimed to sensitize stakehold...

Happy Customer Service Week

Happy Customer Service Week! Thank you for trusting us to ensure healthy plants, safe trade and a sustainable agro-environment for a prosper...

We Win Again!

Deputy President H. E. Rigathi Gachagwa presents the trophy for the Best Regulatory Authority and Corporation Stand to Chairman Hon.Peter W...

Congratulations President Dr. William Samoei Ruto & Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua

The Chairman, Board of Directors, Managing Director, Management & staff of the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) congratu...

Draft Phytosanitary Policy Strengthened to Protect Kenya’s Agricultural Resources

Nairobi – The Validation Workshop for the Draft Phytosanitary Policy went through stakeholders comments recently, in order to strengthen the...

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Laws, Regulations and Rules under Review or Development

The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012 prescribes under Schedule 1 The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 and The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act Cap 326 as some of the laws to be implemented by the Service. The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 is currently under review to strengthen the regulatory framework for prevention of introduction and management of plant pests and disease in Kenya.

Regulations under Cap 324 have also been developed to provide for the better carrying into effect the provisions of the law. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Plant Breeder’s Rights Regulations 2022 and Forest Tree Seeds Regulations 2021) under Cap 326 are also currently under review/development to promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society and the governance of Forest tree seeds respectively.

The bill, regulations and rules under review or development are:-

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Safe Seeds Import Facilitation

Import Requirements


  • Biological Requirements

    Importation of the Biological Based Organisms and Related Products.   Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), as the secretariat to The Kenya Standing Technical Committee on Imports and...


  • Import Certification System

    Automated Support System for the Importation of Phytosanitary Consignments (ASSIP).   The Automated Support System for the Importation of Phytosanitary Consignments (ASSIP) is a revolutionary...


  • Seed Import

    Plant Import & Quarantine Regulatory System (PIQRS).   The Plant Import and Quarantine Regulatory System (PIQRS) is a Business to Government and Government to business web based system designed to...

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What Happened at KEPHIS

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Years of Experience

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Regional Offices

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Specialized Laboratories