Who we are
The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) was established as a parastatal institution under, Cap 446 of the laws of Kenya on 5th May 1990 through legal Notice No. 223 of 4th June, 1990. This followed the dissolution of a joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the Wellcome Trust Foundation of the United Kingdom. The Institute was created by merging three different institutions that were producing vaccines in Kenya and included the Vaccine Production Laboratory (VPL) at Embakasi, the vaccine production section at the KARI- National Veterinary Research Centre (NVRC) at Muguga and the vaccine section of Veterinary Research. Laboratory at Department of Veterinary Services Headquarter at Kabete.
Co-ordinate and take charge of all veterinary vaccines production in the country. Research, either alone or in collaboration with other research institutions, into new innovations of veterinary vaccines production. Develop and produce chemicals, media and laboratory products for use in the production of vaccines and other veterinary products. Market and distribute veterinary vaccines locally and abroad. Provide information in the field in other activities as the Board with the approval of the President may determine.