The Nuclear  Electricity Project Committee was established  under  the aegis of the Ministry of Energy  through   The  Kenya  Gazette Notice  No.14188  of 19th  November  2010.  NEPC has  since been  transformed  into a statutory  body  under  the State  Corporations  Act  (Cap  446)  through  Legal Notice No. 131 dated 16th November  2012. It was hereinafter, renamed  Kenya   Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB). Its raison d’etre is to realize Kenya’s Vision 2030  by  fast tracking  the  development of nuclear  power  in order to enhance the production of affordable and reliable electricity.

Mandate :         To fast track the development of nuclear electricity generation in Kenya.
Vision:               Safe, efficient and reliable nuclear technology for electricity generation.
Mission:             To Promote safe and secure application of nuclear technology for sustainable electricity generation and distribution in Kenya.
Core Values:     Safety & Security, Clean Environment Integrity, Professionalism, Transparency and Accountability, Innovation, Efficiency.

KNEB has the following functions;

  • Promote  and expedite  the development of nuclear electricity in Kenya
  • Undertake  public education and awareness on Kenya’s nuclear power programme;
    Identify, prepare  and facilitate the implementation of a roadmap  for a nuclear power programme;
  • In collaboration with relevant Government agencies,  develop  a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework for nuclear electricity generation  in Kenya;
    Develop  a human  resource  capacity to ensure Kenya has the requisite manpower to successfully establish and maintain a
    nuclear power programme;
  • Identify appropriate sites in Kenya for the construction  of nuclear power plants and related amenities;
  • Enter into collaborative programme’s related to nuclear electricity research and development with other international and national  organizations;
    Establish a library and information  Centre on nuclear science and technology,  and
  • Perform any other duties which may be necessary for the execution  of its mandate under this Order.