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Weights and Measures Department - Kenya

Weights and measures department is one of the departments in the ministry of trade and industry and is established by Weights and measures Act CAP 505 laws of Kenya. The mandate of WMD are as follows:

  • Consumer protection and ensure fair trading by enforcing Weights and Measures Act Cap 513, Trade Description Act Cap505 and rules made under them
  • Pattern Approvals of equipments intended to be used for trade
  • Investigation and prosecution under the two Acts
  • Workshop Approvals and licensing of people engaging in manufacture, repair and maintenance of trade Weighing and measuring equipments

    The services offered by WMD can be accessed through the Director of Weights and Measures Nairobi and the Zonal offices distributed in the whole region of Kenya. The Zonal offices are in Malindi, Mombasa, Wundanyi, Machakos, Nairobi, Thika, Nyeri, Embu, Meru, Garrissa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kericho, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Kisii.
  • see also
    Kenya Bureau of Standards
    Rwanda Standards Board 
    Tanzania Bureau of Standards 
    Uganda National Bureau of Standards
    www.unbs.go.ug Tanzania Weights and Measures Agency (WMA) www.wma.go.tz