Reviewed Standards Act to improve goods and services for Kenyans
SEE ALSO :Ban on Nuteez peanut butter lifted“The Act will provide a list of offences and penalties that reflects today’s world. The penalties in the current Act do not commensurate with the offences since the value of shilling has gone high since 1973,” said M’mbwanga. Speaking during a workshop in Embu for public participation of the Standards Act, 2019, the counsel said the revised Act would enhance metrology, conformity assessment and market surveillance which will help to deter unscrupulous traders. Head of National Quality Institute Dr Cecilia Mutuku said the Standards Act, 2019 recommends the establishment of a Standards Tribunal where those aggrieved by Kebs can present their grievances for redress. A draft for National Quality Infrastructure Policy is also under review to address challenges that continue to undermine the products destined for the Kenyan market or manufactured in Kenya, to ensure that they comply with international standards. Kebs has convened similar public participation workshops in other parts of the country.