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KEBS Managing Director Mrs Esther Ngari and Chairman Mr. Peter Munyiri flag off 15 vehicles at its headquarters in Nairobi.

By Benard Mulwa

The management of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has flagged off 15 vehicles at its headquarters in Nairobi today in a move that appears to restore public trust of the National Standards body.

This comes after the former KEBs Managing Director Bernard Njiraini was arrested by anti-graft detectives over allegations of corruption.

The National Standards Council Chairman Mr. Peter Munyiri said this is to enhance its structure and markets since the Standards body has a significant mandate to promote safety and health of products, “the current position as a Standards Council will be known”, adding that there is no reason as to why KEBS will not be able to reinforce our position with customers” adding that now KEBS is at a different caliber and are looking ahead to new changes.  

“As a management, we want to assure the Council that we will be efficient as per our core mandate,” the Managing Director, Mrs Esther Ngari told journalist at the flagging off ceremony in Nairobi which she said this was after one year and the process are within the normal procurement which was at the cost of 83 Ksh. Million.

Mrs Esther Ngari said the 15 vehicles will be disbursed to all KEBS regions across the country to help equip the staff to serve their customers.

Earlier on, eight suspects including Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Managing Director Bernard Njiraini were charged over the disappearance and sale of toxic sugar.

The eight including three government officers and five business people were charged with various crimes, including, conspiracy to commit a felony, abuse of office, stealing, interference of goods subject to customs control, and being in possession of restricted goods.

In a statement, EACC said he had been arrested over allegations of procurement irregularities and payment of bribes in respect of awards for tenders for provision pre-export conformity of goods, used motor vehicles, mobile equipment and spare parts by Kebs.

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