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KENAS is established under the States Corporations Act, Cap 446; Vide Legal Notice No. 55 of May 2009 as the Sole National Accreditation Body…

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    Directory of Accredited CABs
    The following is a list of conformity assessment bodies that KENAS has accredited
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    Testing and Calibration
    The Testing and Calibration Pillar in KENAS provides accreditation for the recognition of the technical competence of a testing and calibration laboratory for a specific task following ISO/IEC 17025:2005…
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    Health and Safety
    The Health and Safety Pillar of KENAS has five accreditation schemes…
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    Inspection and Verification
    The KENAS Inspection and Verification accreditation program, provides Inspection bodies and  Verification conformity assessment bodies with a means of demonstrating to their customers their superior competence and  professional excellence skills in executing inspection and verification mandates in conformance to ISO/IEC 17020 international standard…
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    The Certification Pillar in KENAS offers accreditation to management systems, product, process and service certification bodies..
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    Newly Accredited Clients as at Feb 2015
    The following are the newly accredited conformity assessment bodies:

    a) Inspectorate East Africa – accredited to the scope of physical inspection of
    vegetable oils, agricultural commodities, petroleum products, general cargo and liquified petroleum gas.
    b) GMP – accredited to the scope of temperature and mass

    c) Polucon – accredited to the scope of microbiology , chemistry
    d) KEMRI CDC – accredited to the scope of microbiology, virus isolation and detection
    techniques and bacteriology
    e) Texas A & M Agrilife Research Lab – accredited to the scope of aflatoxin testing
    f) Intertek testing – accredited to the scope of density, flash point, distillation at
    atmospheric pressure in liquid and petroleum fuel, moisture in content in cereals
    and pulses and free fatty acids.
    g) Crop Nutrition
    h) BVQI – accredited to the scope of food products, beverages and tobacco, chemicals,
    electrical and optical equipment, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor
    vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods, financial intermediation; real
    estate and renting, transport storage and communication information technology, health
    and social work.
    i) Pathologist Lancet – accredited to the scope of endocrinology, microbiology, hematology,
    chemistry, serology and rapids
    j) Bungoma District Hospital – accredited to the scope of routine chemistry, hematology,
    immunology, parasitology
    k) KEMRI Production Department – Accredited to the scope of PT in HIV
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    ISO/IEC 17024 Workshop - 26th March 2015
    KENAS shall be hosting a workshop on ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity assessment standard
    which gives general requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.
    The workshop shall be held on the 26th of March 2015 beginning from 9.00am to 1.00pm
    at the KENAS offices located in Upper Hill ,Embankment plaza 2nd floor, along
    Longonot road, off Kenya road.
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    World Accreditation Day 2015 Brochure
    Click here to access the 2015 brochure:
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    ISO / IAF / ILAC Communique on ISO 15189 accreditation
    An updated version of the ISO/IAF/ILAC communiqué on ISO 15189 accreditation is now
    available from here under the ISO – IAF – ILAC MoU section.  This communiqué has been
    updated to reflect the 2012 edition of ISO 15189 that is now in widespread use.
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    Parastatal Africa Magazine features KENAS

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    Why Use an Accredited Certification Body
    Selecting the right organisation to carry out your certification can be fraught with unknowns.
    Choosing a certification body that has been accredited by an accreditation body that is a signatory
    to the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) e.g. KENAS, has proved that it complies with
    best practice. It is competent to deliver a consistently reliable and impartial service which meets
    the appropriate, internationally – recognised standards. Read more on attached doc.
    For more information on this article, click here: IAF_Why_use_accredited_CB_0112
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    Self-Certification is not a real thing
    Accreditors’ logos are always displayed on the certificate along with the registrars’
    own logo. Absence of an accrediting body’s logo is an indication that the certificate
    has been issued by an organization that lacks accreditation and will probably not be
    recognized. That means that all the money you’ve invested in the actual assessment
    (on-site audit, travel expenses, etc.) has been wasted. Read more here:
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    Office Closure Notice & Seasons Greetings

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    Newly Accredited Clients

    The following Conformity Assessments Bodies have been accredited by KENAS: -

    1. GMP Services Limited:
    Accreditation is based on the following test parameters on flour, tea and water: total plate count, total coliform count, total dissolved solids, Escherichia coli, copper, zinc, iron, chloride, pH, total suspended solids and total hardness.

    2. KEMRI Production Department -Accredited to the scope of HIV, PT
    3. Bungoma county Referral Hospital Laboratory
    Accredited to the scope of: routine chemistry, hematology, immunology and parasitology.

    4. KEMRI DSLP Laboratory
    Accredited to the scope of: Molecular biology, virus isolation and detection, bacteriology isolation and detection, antimitotic sensitivity, serology.

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    KENAS Newsletter Oct- Dec 2014

    Click here for the latest KENAS Newsletter.