Chinese firm to pick Kenya’s first nuclear power plant location

Collins Juma

Nuclear Power and Energy Agency chief executive officer Collins Juma. 

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What you need to know:

  • Kenya has contracted a Chinese firm- China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)- determine the most suitable location.
  • MPs on Tuesday heard that the exercise is expected to cost taxpayers Sh1.5 billion.
  • The government has zeroed in at the coast along the Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana as the most ideal sites.

The Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana have been identified as top contenders for hosting the first nuclear power plant that Kenya plans to build in the next 8-10 years.

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