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Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) was established by an Act of parliament, THE STANDARD ACT, and chapter 496 of the Laws of Kenya. It started its operations in July 1974.

The KEBS Board of Directors is known as the National Standards Council (NSC). It is the policy-making body for supervising and controlling the administration and financial management of the Bureau. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Bureau within the broad guidelines formulated by the NSC.

The aims and objectives of KEBS include preparation of standards relating to products, measurements, materials, processes, etc. and their promotion at national, regional and international levels; certification of industrial products; assistance in the production of quality goods; quality inspection of imports at ports of entry; improvement of measurement accuracies and dissemination of information relating to standards.

To keep close liaison with and render efficient service to industry, trade and commerce in different parts of the country, KEBS has opened Regional Offices in Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret. The Bureau has plans to open more Regional Offices in other parts of the country.

see also
Kenia Bureau of Standards