Kenya Medical Device Regulations

All medical devices are regulated by the Drug Policy and Planning Center (DPPC) and the Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA).
Classification of Medical Device
International ClassificationExamplesRisk Level
ACholesterol, uric acid test system; Surgical Instrument; Bandage, Surgical camera; Electric operating table, Patient scaleLow
BPregnancy self testing, Electric Hospital Bed, Surgical Lamp, Surgical MaskLow - Moderate
CBlood glucose self testing, ECG, X-ray Unit, Syringe, Condom, Contact lensHigh - Moderate
DHIV Blood donor screening, Stent, Intraocular lens (IOL), Defibrillator, PacemakerHigh
Premarket Approval Process
Class AClass BClass CClass D
It is recommended that applicant appoints a local representative.
Fill out application form and submit all required documents (listed below).
If approved, applicant will receive a registration certificate
List of Required Documents
  • CFS
  • Quality system certification
  • Declaration of conformity
  • Description of device and intended use
  • Clinical and preclinical data
Additional Information
ValidityValid for 1 year
Postmarket Surveillance Sampling, monitoring, and vigilance controls in place.
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