By JOSEPH OJWANG.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) opened laboratories in Kisumu to serve 11 counties within Western Kenya region with an aim of curbing entry of counterfeit goods in the country.
Bernard Njiraini, acting managing director KEBS said the laboratories would test agricultural products in the region.
He said the laboratories would enhance testing services to support industries such as fishing, tea, milk, animal feeds among other sectors.
Speaking when he officially opened new offices and laboratories constructed in Kisumu, Njiraini said their customers in the region would now be saved from travelling to Nairobi for the services.
Njiraini said goods in the region from the counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Homa Bay, Bomet and Nandi would be tested for quality in Kisumu.
He said the focal point laboratories would help monitor what enters into the country from the Busia and Isebani border.