The IAEA said the follow-up integrated nuclear infrastructure review (INIR) mission took place from 8 to 11 June 2021. It assessed the country’s progress on recommendations from an INIR mission conducted in 2015. It also provided an opportunity to exchange information on the way ahead and clarify outstanding issues.
Kenya, which has Africa’s seventh-largest economy and a population of 52 million, is considering the introduction of nuclear power to help meet its growing energy demand.
The Kenyan Ministry of Energy has proposed the potential use of nuclear energy for power generation. In 2019, the Kenya Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) was formed to undertake preparations for the development of a nuclear power programme.