H.E Governor Ndiritu Muriithi
Laikipia County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya, located on the Equator in the former Rift Valley Province of the country. Laikipia is a cosmopolitan county and is county number 31. The county has two major urban centres: Nanyuki to the southeast, and Nyahururu to the southwest. Its capital is Rumuruti. Laikipia which means treeless plain in Maasai language is a vast plain where different kinds of wildlife, including the big five roam freely on the rangelands of Laikipia The county borders six counties: Meru and Nyeri to the south, Nyandarua to the southwest, Samburu to the north, Isiolo to the northeast and Baringo to the west.
The production of BJ-50 has made a major milestone after the Kenya Bureau of Standards approved two prototypes presented to it. KEBS in its communication to Laikipia County Government on Monday said the Chief Mechanical and Transport Engineer has approved the prototypes, having passed all the evaluation criteria. The standards organization said it will avail two technical officers to ensure that the third prototype of BJ 50, the four-wheeler tuktuk, is done with the compliance with applicable standards. “We wish to reiterate our commitment and interest in seeing this innovation succeed,” KEBS said, and reached out to M/s Sagak Enterprises to make an application for permit to use the standardization mark. KEBS has committed to support M/s Sagak Technical Enterprises, the innovator behind BJ 50, with the identification and availing of all the relevant standards, getting all the technical stakeholders to understand the requirements of the standards through trainings. In addition, the standards organization has extended its support to assist the technical team in developing a quality management system, which will include schemes of supervision and control, operating procedures, work instructions and company products standards. KEBS support will also cover supervision of designs from the technical stakeholders conform with applicable standards, in addition to inspecting and testing for parts and components for standards requirement.
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