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.
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 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.
On 5th August 2018, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) participated in the 6th Edition of the Great Energy Debate at Strathmore University. The Debate organized by 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. NuPEA 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.
The critical role of a legal and regulatory framework in a nuclear power programme was the key message by the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) 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 Prospects, the 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.