Nuclear power could be coming to Kenya following announcement

05/12/2011 - Kenya property & investment news Posted by Neil King
Nuclear power could be coming to Kenya following announcement

Kenyan officials have announced that the country could venture into the nuclear power sector with a 1.4 trillion shilling investment. A team of experts has been enlisted to undertake a feasibility study into the possibility of getting some of the country's power from nuclear sources, Kenya property investors could be interested to learn. Ochillo Ayacko, chairman of the Nuclear Electricity Development Project in the Ministry of Energy, said that among the members of team are the Radiation Protection Board and the Higher Education and Planning ministries, Daily Nation reports. "The pre-feasibility study assessors will put in place the scientific criteria of identifying the site where the nuclear plant will be located," he is quoted by the news provider as saying. It comes only days after the country announced that it will be investing money into a new 280 geothermal power plant in the future, one that is expected to be operational from 2014.