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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
115515
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-04-16 08:45 UTC (jnjagi@biosafetykenya.go.ke)
Date of publication
2020-04-16 10:18 UTC (mutui@biosafetykenya.go.ke)

General information
Country
  • Kenya
Name of the Competent National Authority
Kenya Bureau of Standards
Coordinates
Coordinates
Kenya Bureau of Standards
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:(+254) (20) (6005490,6005610), (+254) (722202137/8), (+254) (734600471/2)
Fax:(+254) (20) 6004031
Email:info@kebs.org
Url:Kenya Bureau of Standards
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • In consultation with the National Biosafety Authority, the agency coordinates the development of standards to regulate biotechnology.
  • Development of standards for GMOs and ensuring conformity to the GMO standards.
  • The Agency submits monitoring reports on GMOs released to the environment.
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
Kenya Bureau of Standards is a regulatory agency that promotes standardization in industry and trade through: 

• Development of standards.
• Assessment of conformity to standards.
• Issuance of permits for use of standardization marks
• Pre - export verification of standards.
• Dissemination of measuring units.
• Maintenance of accuracy in measurements.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • standardization
Additional contact information
Contact person
Mr. Benard Njiraini
Managing Director
Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs)
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:(+254) (20), 6005490,6005610,,+254722202137/8, +254734600471/2
Fax:(+254) (20) 6004031
Email:info@kebs.org