Kenya legal DNA paternity test

Our 24-marker DNA paternity test is 99.99% accurate and provides maximum statistical power.

Legal DNA Paternity Testing in Kenya

The legal DNA test is performed for use in a court case and may be used to obtain an official birth certificate, to receive an inheritance or resolve inheritance disputes, and for immigration purposes or child custody or child support hearings. For the DNA report to be admissible in a court of law, the chain of custody process must be followed right from sample collection. This process ensures that the integrity of the entire testing process is maintained, the necessary documentation kept, and that the results are legally valid. The process requires all the participants to be physically present during sample collection, to provide valid proofs of identification, and to sign the consent and chain of custody forms. Passport photos of the participants are also taken during sample collection and the participants are required to sign on the photos. Reports are notarized by an advocate of the high court before collection or dispatch. No such requirements are needed for the non-legal or peace of mind test. The home DNA kits cannot be used in the legal DNA test.

Our standard 24-marker test involves comparison of 24 different genetic markers in the DNA of the child, father, and mother. The test is based on the fact that 50% of a child’s DNA is inherited from the father and 50% from the mother. At 23 of the 24 locations, a person has 2 numbers each one derived from either parent. This test provides maximum statistical power and is superior to the DNA tests commonly used by most law enforcement labs in Africa.

A paternity index (PI) score of 1 is assigned to each marker that matches the alleged father’s and the child’s profile while a PI score of 0 is assigned to every non-match. The PI is the likelihood ratio that indicates whether the evidence fits better with the hypothesis that the man is the father or with the hypothesis that someone else is the father. The combined paternity index (CPI) is then computed by multiplying the PIs then converted to a probability of paternity value. The larger the CPI, the more strongly the hypothesis that the alleged father is the true biological father is supported by the genetic evidence. The alleged father is ruled out as the biological father if he does not share a number in common at 3 or more genetic systems. We are also capable of providing further tests and statistical analyses in complicated cases leading to accurate and irrefutable results.

Why Test with Us?

Our rates are affordable
Our tests are conclusive with up to 99.9999% accuracy
Our services are highly confidential and discreet
We provide 24/7 online and telephone customer support
Our tests are based on non-invasive sampling (cheek swabs, nails, hair, chewing gum, and other non-invasive samples)
Our friendly support staff will help you every step of the way
We have fast turnaround times – results are available for collection in 5 working days
Our lab is staffed with highly trained and experienced scientists
We have the ability to deal with complicated cases – 41 marker test
Quality control is assured through triangulation in an AABB-accredited facility


Type of TestCostComments/purpose
24-marker test10,000 Kshs. per person (total:20,000 kshs for alleged father+1 child)Determines if a man is the biological father of an individual.
44-marker test17,500 Kshs. per person (total:35,000 kshs for alleged father+1 child)Determines if a man is the biological father of an individual.
NOTE: An extra fee of 2,000 kshs is levied per report. This is for notarization of the report by an advocate.


Samples from the Child and the Alleged Father are needed. It is not a must to collect the mother's sample even though having it can strengthen the results.


Results will be available for collection 5 working days after all samples are collected.

Requirements for the Legal DNA Test

  1. Physical presence of all the participants during sample collection. Home DNA kits cannot be used for the legal test.
  2. Proof of identity of all the participants (National ID card or passport for adults and birth certificate for minors)
  3. Signed consent
  4. Signed chain of custody forms
  5. Signed passport photos of all the participants (photos are taken at the lab)
  6. Notarization of the DNA report by an advocate