Commencing on 8th July 2019, the Government of Kenya through Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) and Radiation Protection Board (RPB) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted a five-day regional workshop to promote the Universalization of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) in Mombasa, Kenya.
Following the enactment of the Energy Act, 2019, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) has changed its name to Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) with effect from 28th March 2019.
The Nuclear Regulatory Bill 2018 was published by Parliament on November 19, 2018 in Kenya Gazette Supplement No.143 (National Assembly Bills No.27). The Bill has undergone First Reading and is now committed to the Departmental Committee on Energy. Public Hearings on the Nuclear Regulatory Bill 2018 have been planned and are scheduled to take place from 22 March 2019 to 7 May 2019.
From 8th -11th April, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) in its quest to promote Science and Innovation amongst upcoming scientists pitched tent at the 2019 Kenya Science and Engineering Fair (KSEF) National competition at Jomo Kenyatta High School in Nakuru County.
The four day event brought together over 1500 young innovators from High schools drawn from across the country and 500 teachers who mentored the students in coming up with their innovations that were exhibited in the Science Fair. This presented a unique opportunity to NuPEA to engage young innovators on nuclear energy development in Kenya and their role as the future human resource for Kenya’s nuclear power programme.
On Thursday 30 August 2018, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) was formally awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). This was during a ceremony held at the Intercontinental hotel presided over by Hon. Simon Kachapin Chief Administrative Officer, Ministry of Energy as Chief Guest, Kenya Bureau of Standards Acting Managing Director Mr. Bernard Nguyo, NuPEA Board members, NuPEA management and staff, CEOs from the energy Sectors and other stakeholder institution and media.