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Regional training on ISO eServices for Member Body User Administrators (MBUA)
Posted on: 23-10-2014

Kenya Bureau of standards (KEBS) has embraced the ISOlution which is an eService system helping Technical Committee (TC) members to participate electronically on National, Regional and International standardization work.

DATE: 27th - 30th October 2014
VENIUE: Sarova Panafric Hotel

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Notice to Importers of Used/ Second hand motor vehicles
Posted on: 14-10-2014

Pursuant to the provision of KS 1515:2000 - Kenya Standard Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles and Legal Notice No. 78 of 15th July 2005 –The Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order, we wish to notify all importers of used/second hand motor vehicles including returning residents, diplomatic staff and the general public that only motor vehicles whose Year of First Registration is from 1st January 2008 and later shall be allowed into the country as from 1st January 2015.

Vehicles that are exported from countries where KEBS has pre –export verification of conformity arrangements with partners for motor vehicles shall also need to be accompanied by Certificates of Roadworthiness issued in the countries of export (country of supply) by any of the KEBS appointed partners.

It is further notified that Certificates of Roadworthiness for vehicles whose year of first registration is 2007 will not be valid after 31st December, 2014. All vehicles issued with such certificates must have arrived at the Port of Entry by 31st December 2014. Any 2007 model vehicles arriving after 31st December 2014 will be deemed not complying with KS1515:2000 and shall be rejected at the port of entry at the importer’s expense.

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Biennial Regional Metrology Conference
Posted on: 30-09-2014

Metrology is organizing its biennial Regional Metrology Conference for the year 2014.

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) in conjunction with the East African Community (EAC) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th Regional Metrology Conference 2014 (RMC 2014).

Datre: 3rd to 5th December 2014
Venue: Nyali International Beach Hotel & Spa
Theme: Measurements for Sustainable Development

The aim of the conference is to sensitize industry on contemporary measurement issues with specific emphasis on the three groupings of metrology, namely: mechanical, electromagnetic and metrology in chemistry. It targets senior and middle level managers preferably those involved with measurements, which includes calibration and testing. These are routinely found in maintenance, production, design, research, process control or related functions in industries, academia, government and other organizations.

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KEBS Invites the Youth to participate in a national essay competition on the "Role of Standards in Agriculture"
Posted on: 03-09-2014

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) in collaboration with the African Organization for Standardization welcomes Kenyan Youth to participate in a Continental Standardization Essay competition. The Competition will have 3 categories of winners: the National, Regional and Continental Level. The competition targets youth below the age of 35 years, attending Universities or Colleges recognized and approved by the Commission of Higher Education in Kenya. The main objective of the essay competition is to generate and sustain awareness of standardization among the Youth in Kenya

The competition targets youth below the age of 35 years, attending Universities or Colleges recognized and approved by the Commission of Higher Education in Kenya. The main objective of the essay competition is to generate and sustain awareness of standardization among the Youth in Kenya.

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National Essay Competition

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Posted on: 30-08-2014

1. KEBS has placed a notice on its website to terminate JEVIC Contract that expires on 15th January 2015. This means that any vehicle inspected by JEVIC up to 15th January 2015 and compiles to KEBS requirements will be allowed in the country.
2. New contracts for the inspection of motor vehicles will be implemented effective 16th January 2015 following procurement of the inspection agents through an open tender process. The public will be notified in good time of the selected inspection agents effective 16th January 2015.

Posted on: 29-08-2014

Following a consultative meeting between KEBS and manufacturers of steel bars held on 13th August 2014 to address the requirement for traceability of the products in the market, the following were agreed upon:
(a) All manufacturers and importers shall initiate the process of embossing/engraving twisted and ribbed bars with specific identities which could be the names or trademarks of each manufacturer.
(b) The deadline for completion of the branding process shall be 31st December 2014.

Pursuant to Section 9 (4) of the Standards Act Cap 496, no unbranded twisted and ribbed bars shall be allowed into the Kenya market with effect from 1st January 2015.

This will be done alongside the requirements for compliance to Kenya Standard KS 573 on Cold Worked (high yield) Steel Bars for the reinforcement of Concrete and KS ISO 6935-2 for the reinforcement of Concrete Part 2-Ribbed Bars.

Posted on: 29-08-2014


KEBS has a mandate to ensure: 1. Development and harmonization of standards including availing for sale Kenya standards, Regional and International standards; 2. Testing of raw materials and finished products; 3. Calibration of equipment; maintenance and dissemination of International System of Units (SI) of measurements 4. Product and system certification; 5. Undertaking educational work in standardization and practical application of standards;; 6. Support growth of industry by provision of quality assurance and inspection.

Posted on: 18-08-2014

This is to notify all importers of Motor Vehicles into Kenya, that the contract for Motor Vehicle inspection between Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Co. Ltd (JEVIC) has been terminated in line with the current contract that expires on 15th January 2015. Please be advised.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Updated List on The Banned Brands of Dry Cell Batteries from Sale in Kenya.
Posted on: 13-08-2014



Below is an updated list of banned brands of dry cell batteries. This follows consistent surveillance monitoring of the performance of the brands of dry cell batteries.

1. Bongo (PVC Jacket)
2. Cara
3. Ever Power
4. Every Day
5. Dura Power
6. Duke Cell
7. Durabatt
8. Golden Bell
9. K. Power
10. Swan
11. Long Life
12. Longottie
13. Sonic
14. Lion Brand
15. Eco Energy
16. Ever Top
17. Chimpanzee
18. 777
19. Charm
20. Duraking
21. Dole
22. Mega Power
23. Yarico
24. Pair Dear
25. Double Cat
26. Sogo
27. Golden Power
28. Green Energy
29. Sun Watt
30. Royal
31. Volt Supar
32. Double Lion
33. MW Super Qualiaty
34. Bellcell
35. ST
36. Domex
37. Moon Rabit
38. Hiwatt
39. Brade Power

KEBS Inspection Agencies have been instructed not to inspect the above named brands.
Any imports/manufacture of above dry cell batteries will be destroyed at the importer’s/manufacture’s cost.

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Seminar - Quality Assurance in Laboratory Testing
Posted on: 24-07-2014

Seminar - Quality Assurance in Laboratory Testing

The Kenya Bureau of Standards provides training to industry as part of its task of creating awareness and technical expertise in areas of Quality Management and Conformity Assessment. The Laboratory Management Seminar is one such training meant for laboratory personnel, research scientists, Quality Controllers, Quality Inspectors, practising professionals and Managers in Industry/Organizations who intend to or are implementing good laboratory practice.

The purpose of this course is to impart skills on the principles and practices of an effective laboratory quality system in accordance to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

The five day course provides an in-depth knowledge on the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, emphasis will particularly be placed on application of statistics on data management in the laboratory. The course will also cover method validation and uncertainty of measurements in addition to general laboratory management practices.
The course includes presentations, case studies, group exercises/practicals

Venue: The course will be held at Mombasa Beach Hotel
Dates: 24th -28th November 2014
Fees: Kshs. 95,000/= Fully Residential exclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes ; full board accommodation, seminar fee and stationery.
Kshs. 70,000/= Non Residential exclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, seminar fee and stationery.

You are invited to nominate at least one participant to the seminar. All nominated participants are required to bring scientific calculators or laptop computers.

Please complete the nomination form, detach and return to us as soon as possible. Payments should be made at least two weeks before the start of the course.

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