KNEB’s Senior Corporate Affairs & Communication Officer Emmanuel Wandera (Standing) explaining nuclear energy, nuclear careers and opportunities to Young Innovators at the 2019 Kenya Science and Engineering Fair National Competition at Jomo Kenyatta High School, Nakuru County.

From 8th - 11th April, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) in its quests to promote Science and Innovation amongst upcoming sientists pitched tent at the 2019 Kenya Science and Engineering Fair NAtional competition at Jomo Kenyatta High School in Nakuru County. The four day event brouht 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 innovators that were exibited in the Science Fair. This presented a unique opportunity to KNEB to engage young innovators on nuclear energy development in Kenya and their role as the future Human Resource for Kenya's nuclear power programme.

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.

Kneb awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification by Kenya Bureau of Standards

On Thursday 30th August 2018, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board 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, KNEB Board members, KNEB management and staff, CEOs from the energy Sectors and other stakeholder institution and media.

CEO, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board addressing energy stakeholders at the 6th Great Energy Debate

On 5th August 2018, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) participated in the 6th Edition of the Great Energy Debate at Strathmore University. The Debate organized by Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), (Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and Brands & Beyond  focused on the role of Energy in the Big 4 Agenda that focuses at enhancing Manufacturing, Health Care, Food security and affordable housing in Kenya. KNEB was represented by Eng. Collins Juma, Chief Executive Officer who was a panelist in the Debate that drew participants from the academia, industry, NGOs, Government utilities under the Ministry of Energy represented by their respective Chief Executive Officers, Independent Power Producers, Consumer bodies, students and energy enthusiasts.

KNEB’s Director Legal discussing nuclear matters with Prof. Yash Pal Ghai at KNEB exhibition booth.

The critical role of a legal and regulatory framework in a nuclear power programme was the key message by the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board during the 2018 annual Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Conference, which was held between 8th to 12th August 2018 at the Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort in Kwale County.

Under the theme: The Rule of Law and Contested Constitutionalism in Post 2010 Kenya: Promises, Progress, Pitfalls and Prospectsthe conference converged over 1000 lawyers from various parts of the country with the Chief Justice Hon. David Maraga as the chief guest during the official opening.

science and engineering fair national competition 2018

KENYA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR 2018 

For Kenya to realize Vision 2030 Science and technology is one of the major catalysts and a major pillar of the vision 2030. This was well captured in the just concluded 56th Kenya Science and Engineering Fair 2018 National competition theme “Science and technology for actualization of vision 2030.” The four day event was held at Kibabii, high School Bungoma County that brought together about 1,800 people who included: teachers, innovators, students, sponsors and officials from the ministry of Education state department of basic education.

KNEB CEO Eng. Collins Juma (Second left) handing over the Breast board for cancer screening to Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Ms. Lily Koros (third from right)  flanked with officials from KNEB and KNH at Kenyatta National Hospital Offices in UpperHill

On 27th February 2018, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) on behalf of International Atomic Energy Agency donated a breast board to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). KNEB C.E.O Eng. Collins Juma handed over the breast board to KNH C.E.O Lilly Koros Tare at their offices in Upper Hill. Also present during the handover ceremony was KNH’s Director corporate services, Director Supply chain among other senior officials at the Hospital.

Brian Nyawinda (Extreme Left) pose with his teammates after being declared winners at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students held in October 2017 in Sochi, Russia

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board staff Mr. Brian Nyawinda was feted for an outstanding concept for a sustainable future project in the just concluded 19th World Festival of youth and students held in October 2017 in Sochi, Russia. The festival brought together youths from all over the world who were tasked to come up a project that will solve a problem the world in the future.

Board Members Ernest Orito (L), Stephen Karanja (R) and Director, Publicity & Advocacy Basset Buyukah (M) are elated to be part of the 2nd Best Energy Services and Conservation Sector Stand at the NITF.

By Esther Musyoka

An important consideration to make when introducing nuclear electricity generation in a country is the need to continuously push factual information to spur understanding among its stakeholders and or public on aspects involved in nuclear power development.

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board CEO, Eng. Collins Juma (left) addressing members of the public during the public dialogue forum on nuclear energy, alongside Cofek secretary-general, Mr. Stephen Mutoro and KNEB Chair, Teresia Mbaika. (Photo courtesy: Peter Njau, NMG)

By Faith Kosgei

On 4th December 2017, Kenya Nuclear Electricity (KNEB) hosted a public dialogue with Kenya electricity consumers on nuclear electricity development in Kenya in collaboration with Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) at Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi.

LSK Conference - Leisure Lodge Mombasa

By Emmanuel Wandera

The critical role of a legal and regulatory framework in a nuclear power programme was the key message by the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board during the 2017 annual Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Conference, which was held between 23rd to 27th August 2017 at the Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort in Kwale County.