Adults of various phlebotomine sandfly species were obtained from leishmaniases endemic foci in Kenya using several trapping methods. Ten species were successfully reared from egg to adult in the laboratory; and large colonies of Sergentomyia schwetzi, S. bedfordi, S. ingrami, S. antennatus, S. adleri, S. garnhami, Phlebotomus duboscqi and P. martini established. Generally, the development of Phlebotomus spp. from egg to adult took longer (54.7–57.2 days) than Sergentomyia spp. whose developmental time with the exception of S. garnhami, varied between 36.5–42.3 days.