Cabinet has announced an immediate ban on adoption of children by foreign nationals.

A special Cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta and attended by Deputy President William Ruto also directed the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to formulate a new policy document to regulate the adoption of children by foreign nationals in Kenya.

This comes in the wake of a child trafficking/Kidnapping allegation against a foreign couple who trashed the Kenya police for taking away their legal adopted baby. Baby Kiano however, has since been returned to his adopted parents.

Matt and Daisy Mazzoncini holding their three-year-old who was taken from them in April 2019 | CBS News

The meeting also directed the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to streamline operations of the Child Welfare Society of Kenya and those of children homes in the country.