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Kenya Accreditation Service Description

Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS) is the Sole National Accreditation Body (NAB) mandated to offer accreditation services in Kenya. It is established under the States Corporations Act, Cap 446; vide Legal Notice No. 55 of May 2009.

It gives formal attestation that Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) are competent to carry out specific conformity assessment activities. Kenya Accreditation Service is located in Embankment Plaza, 2nd Flr, Kenya Rd Nairobi.

KENAS is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and an associate member at the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) which are apex organizations that oversee accreditation activities at a global level. KENAS carries out accreditation based on the following: regional directives; relevant statutes and government regulations; requirements for health, safety, and protection of the environment; and the market and needs of clients.

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Kenya Accreditation Service Core Functions

  1. Industrialization Policy
  2. Kenya Property Rights Policy (Patents, Trade Marks, Service Marks, and innovation)
  3. Private Sector Development Strategy
  4. Quality Control including Industrial Standards
  5. Leather Development
  6. Special Economic Zones
  7. Co-operative Policy and Implementation
  8. Co-operative Financing Policy
  9. Micro and Small Enterprise Development
  10. Co-operative Legislation and Support Services
  11. Co-operative Education and training
  12. Co-operative Governance
  13. Co-operative Production, Marketing and Value Addition
  14. Promotion of Co-operative Ventures
  15. Co-operative Audit services
  16. Co-operative Savings, Credit and other Financial Services Policy
  17. Small and Medium Enterprise Training
  18. Development of Micro and Small Business
  19. Private Sector Development Policy
  20. Buy Kenya policy

Kenya Accreditation Service Contacts

Business Name: Kenya Accreditation Service
Business Category: Parastatals
Physical Address: Embankment Plaza, 2nd Flr, Kenya Rd
Address: P.O.Box: 47400 – 00100 Nairobi GPO
City/Town: Nairobi
County: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
Mobile: (+254) 0725 227640
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