Atomic agency nods to Kenya’s nuclear plants

By NEVILLE OTUKI

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has given Kenya the green light to proceed with preparations for its first nuclear plant following a week-long assessment.

The agency, whose 11 experts have been in the country for the past week, Monday said Kenya met most of the terms and conditions of the IAEA necessary for the approval of a nuclear power plant including building skilled manpower.

But the atomic agency, which promotes the peaceful use of nuclear, has asked Kenya to develop a legal framework.

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