KENYA’S CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TESTING CAPABILITY RECEIVES BOOST FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Kenya’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has received a big boost with the delivery of medical equipment worth 20 million shillings from the International Atomic Energy Agency, conveyed through the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA).
The diagnostic kits and equipment will contribute to the rapid detection and characterization of COVID-19 viruses. The capacity of the equipment is sufficient for approximately testing 2,000 samples per day. The package comprises: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the operators during sampling, sample processing and testing; Equipment for establishment/upgrade of molecular diagnostics including a thermocycler; as well as diagnostic kit for the detection of the novel coronavirus using three nuclear-derived techniques.
Call for Entries for Nuclear Essay Competition https://www.nuclear.co.ke/index.php/en/nupea-2020-essay-contest
Amid the uncertainty and disruption in the 2020 school academic calendar due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) pandemic, Kenyan learners have a reason to smile and uplift their spirits. The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA), has launched a National Essay competition targeting learners in both primary and high schools.
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.
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.
On Thursday 30 August 2018, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) formerly 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.