The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has suspended three roofing sheet companies for having substandard products in the market.
According to Kebs, the three companies were flagged for selling substandard roofing sheets contrary to specifications set by the regulator.
The three firms are Haut International, Mwananchi Mabati Company Limited, and Obor Technology Kenya Limited.
“The test reports revealed that the weight of the coating metal used by some brands is way below what is stipulated in the Standard. This not only greatly compromises the quality and performance of the roofing sheet metal but also, manufacturers of these brands are undercutting their competitors, resulting in a very uneven playing ground,” Kebs stated in a statement.
At the same time, Kebs accused some manufacturers of importing and processing roofing sheets that do not meet the specification set by the regulator.
This follows a raid conducted on Tuesday, 29th March, where they established that some manufacturers failed to label their products properly.
“Keb, therefore, wishes to warn manufacturers, importers, and retailers that Kebs market surveillance officers will seize any substandard roofing sheets found in the market. In addition, Standardization Mark Permits for the non-complying brands shall be suspended until corrective action is undertaken under the supervision of Kebs,” Kebs added.
The Bureau urged members of the public to report any cases of traders selling substandard products in the market.