KRA Inspection and Testing Centre

Updated: May-26-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Times Tower Building, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 48240 – 00100
Nairobi
Kenya

Phone number
254 20 2806199
E-mail
Thomas.Owiti [at] kra.go.ke
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
1. Ethanol content in alcoholic beverages/denatured spirits, (Range 10 to 100%).
2. Polarization of sugar in sugar, (Range 90 to 100˚Z)
3.Saponification in Fats & Oils, (Range 180 to 255 mg KOH/g)
4. Free Fatty Acids in Eats & Oils, (Range 0.01 to 100% FFA)
5. Iodine Value in Fats & Oils, (Range 2 to 150g/100g)
6. Manganese in Carbon Steel, (Range 0.01 to 2%)
7. Aluminum in Aluminum and Aluminum based alloy, (Range 0.3 to 100 mg/L)
Accreditation body
Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS)
Reference No. TL/29
Does the laboratory have other sites?
Yes
Other locations

Nairobi, Mombasa
Kenya

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Mr. James Githii Mburu
CEO Phone

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
14
Male laboratory personnel
11
Female laboratory personnel
3

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
13
Male technical personnel
10
Female technical personnel
3

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Chemical
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Alcoholic Beverages/Denatured Spirit
Test parameter/ properties measured
Ethanol
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Distillation
Methods
TM/16/01 based on KS 05-610:2001
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Sugar
Test parameter/ properties measured
Polarization of Sugar
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Polarimetry
Methods
TM/16/05 based on ICUMSA method GS2/3-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Fats and Oil
Test parameter/ properties measured
Saponification Value
Free Fatty Acids
Iodine Value
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetric
Methods
TM/16/04 based on AOCS method Cd 3-25
Tm/16/03 based on AOCS method Ca 5a-40
TM/16/02 based on AOCS method Cd 1b-92
Accreditation status
Yes
Does the laboratory conduct sampling, upon request of the client, of products to be tested?
Yes

Proficiency Testing

Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for accredited scopes
Yes
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
1. LGC Standards Proficiency Testing – Alcohol Drinks (DAPS) PT
2. LGC Standards Proficiency Testing – Sugar Chemistry (SUPSCHEM).
3. BIPEA Proficiency Testing – Fats & Oils PT
4. East African Community Proficiency Testing Scheme – Edible salt, Fertilizer, Feeds, Flour, Sugar, Fats &Oils and Alcoholic Beverages.
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
No

Quality Control / Quality Management

Does the lab operate an internal quality control (QC) system to ensure quality of test results?
Yes
Does the lab operate a management system (or Quality Management System) for assuring the quality of results?
Yes
Is the system documented in a Quality Manual?
Yes