Kisia defends ISO for City Hall eyesore

July 9, 2012 8:15 am
Kisia who is eyeing the Nairobi Governor’s seat claims KENAS which cancelled ISO certificate failed to consult DQS which issued the certificate/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 9 – Former Nairobi Town Clerk Philip Kisia insists that the ISO 9001:2008 certificate issued to City Hall was valid and was issued to the Council due to its good plans for future efficient service delivery.

Addressing a news conference on Sunday, Kisia who is eyeing the Nairobi Governor’s seat claims the Kenya Accreditation Services (KENAS) which cancelled the City Council ISO certificate failed to consult the Dutch Quality Systems (DQS) which issued the certificate to the Council.

The former Town Clerk who left office last month also produced documents with which he claimed City Hall had not paid DQS for the accreditation.

“This is a document from DQS Kenya confirming that they have not been paid and I must emphasise that the Sh13.2 million was money to be paid for work done plus audit done over three years,” Kisia explained.

KENAS has nullified the certification, insisting that DQS-Kenya is not authorised as a certifying agency in the country. The National accreditation body also said investigations and checks with DQS, which is based in Frankfurt Germany denied knowledge of the Kenyan outfit.

He also absolved himself from the deal by tabling contracts between the CCN and the DQS-Kenya. He further provided an agreement purportedly between DQS-Kenya and DQS-Germany where the latter is permitted to use the license to certify bodies in Kenya.

“I want to thank all Kenyans who have continued to demand better from our institution every day, most of the things that we have done here in Nairobi for over 20 years and those we intended to do together over the future will not be stopped by inter-institutional differences, by malice or any interested parochial nature we have come too far to turn back,” he said.

The Council was in April awarded the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification for introducing electronic payment systems, adopting Information Communication Technology, efforts to reduce corruption, and dealing with ghost workers — making it the first urban council in East Africa to get such a certification.


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