Uhuru returns surrogacy bill to parliament for changes

Written By: Samuel Musita

President Uhuru Kenyatta has returned to the National Assembly a Bill giving parental leave and other entitlement to parents of children born as a result of surrogate motherhood.

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In his memorandum, the President raised three clauses of the bill which sought to insert the new section into the bill.

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The president noted that amending the law in the manner proposed will lead to surrogacy agreements operating in a vacuum.

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The bill was sponsored by Gilgil Member of Parliament, Martha Wangari.

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The bill seeks to provide for a pre-adoptive three consecutive months leave to prospective adoptive parents who just like their counterparts who are accorded three months when they naturally give birth to bond with their children.

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The house now has 21 days to consider the president’s reservations.

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