France Joins Suitors for Kenya's Nuclear Plant Venture

By Neville Otuki

France has joined the list of countries courting Kenya for a multi-billion-dollar deal to build East Africa's first nuclear power plant.

French Economy and Finance minister Michel Sapin said the nuclear-rich European country was looking to offer Kenya technical, engineering and financial support to develop reactors.

Kenya plans to start building its first nuclear plant from 2022 in a five-year period at a cost of about $5 billion.

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