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About KEBS

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is a statutory body established under the Standards Act (CAP 496) of the laws of Kenya. KEBS comenced 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.

1974. KEBS was founded by the enhancement of the CAP 496of the laws of Kenya.
1980. KEBS moved its headquarters’ to South C.
1981. Metrology was initiated.
1985. Testing services were offered.
1985. KEBS Coast region was opened.
1995. KEBS Kisumu office was opened.
1995. Legal inspection was commissioned under legal notice no.78.
2003. KEBS developed its 1st strategic plan.
2005. KEBS signs performance contract with d government. 2005. Pre-Export verification of conformity was initiated

Vision

To be a global leader in standards based solutions that deliver quality and confidence.

Mission

To provide standardization solutions for sustainable development.
Mandate KEBS is mandated to provide standardization and conformity assessment services through:-

  • Promotion of Standardization in commerce and industry
  • Provision of testing and calibration facilities
  • Product and system certification
  • Undertaking educational work in standardization and practical application of standards
  • Maintenance and dissemination of International System of Units (SI) of measurements.