The Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) formerly Central Artificial Insemination Station (CAIS) was established in 1946 with the objective of controlling animal breeding diseases, and improving on animal genetics, basically cattle. In 1966, the Kenya National Artificial Insemination Services (KNAIS) was formed to expand the coverage of artificial insemination (A.I) service provision in the country due to increased demand and to prevent introduction of notifiable diseases in bulls while offering A.I services from the station.
KAGRC being the successor of CAIS is headed by a Board of Directors and a Managing Director who is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration. Below the MD, KAGRC has two departments: Technical Services dept headed by Director Technical Services and Finance, Human Resource and Administration dept headed by Director Finance, Human Resource and Administration. Under each department are divisions headed by managers. In total KAGRC has a highly motivated multidisciplinary work force of 139 officers trained locally and abroad out of which 11 officers are deployed from mainstream civil service.