Standards Tribunal

Headed by Mrs. Margaret

Establishment

The Standards Tribunal was established vide Legal Notice No. 7 of 2004 which introduced section 16A-11 to the existing Standards Act Cap 496 Laws of Kenya. The focus of the Tribunal is to act as an independent quasi judicial body. 

The Tribunal’s main objective will be to dispense justice through a fair, open and expeditious manner without recourse to undue technicalities.

The appointing authority for the chairman, secretary and members of the Tribunal is the Minister for Industrialization.

Functions of the Tribunal

The functions of the Tribunal are laid down in sections 11 and 16D of the Act. Under section 11, the Tribunal’s function is to hear appeals from “any person aggrieved by a decision of the Kenya Bureau of Standards or the National standards Council”.  

The second function of the Tribunal under section 16D of the Act is   to act as a point of reference to the Managing Director of Kenya Bureau of Standards by giving general directions to the Director on matters involving a point of law or matters  of unusual importance or complexity upon reference to it by the Director.

In respect of appeals the issues that can find their way to the Tribunal include:

  1. Orders on cancellation and suspension of permits under section 10A of the Act.
  2. Standards Levy orders made by the Minister under section 10B and 10 of the Act.
  3. Decisions and or directives of the Council pursuant to the power conferred to it by the Act.
  4. Decisions and or orders for destruction of goods under the Act.

The Act empowers the Tribunal vide section 16D to confirm, set aside or vary the decision or act in question. 

The decision of the Tribunal so made can only be challenged on appeal to the High Court.

In respect of a matter referenced to it by the Managing Director of the Bureau, the Tribunal’s determination on the matter is final.

In addition the Tribunal is mandated to hear appeals from decisions made by Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS).

The Tribunal derives its judicial functions from Article 169 of the Kenya Constitution 2010 as Sections 11 and 16D of the Standards Act and Order 19 of the Kenya Accreditation Service order 2009.

The composition of the Tribunal as at now is as follows:

1.    Chairman - Aggrey Shikanga Shitsama
2.    Members - Benjamin Mwikyo Musyoki, SusanWangeci Mwangi, Felicity Irene Magut, Julius Kipkeny Kolil
3.    Secretary - Margaret Wangui Njoroge

The commencement date for the Tribunal was gazetted vide legal Notice No.3215 of 7th march, 2012 as November 2011.

Physical Address

Currently the Tribunal’s offices are situated in the premises of KIRDI Block ‘D’, door ‘10’ along Popo road, Nairobi, South ‘C’. Our postal contact is 44709-00100, Nairobi, Telephone: +254-20-6003842,6009440 Wireless +254-20-2388216/2393466 Ext. 221/222 Mobile:0722892286 and  email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download the draft STANDARDS  TRIBUNAL (PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE) RULES, 2012 here

Contacts

  • Social Security House, Block A, 17th, 23rd Floor
  • P.O. Box 30418-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Telephone: +254 20-2731531
  • Fax: +254 20-2731511
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