Regulating the use of Radiation and Nuclear Technology to safeguard
Society and the Environment


Safe and Secure Nuclear Technology

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Reliability
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity

Welcome to Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority.

Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority is a body corporate on radiation protection, nuclear safety, nuclear security, nuclear safeguards and non-ionizing radiation. KNRA hosts the EU-CBRN Regional Secretariat for the Eastern and Central African Centres of Excellence (CoE) Initiative, comprising 12 member states.

Our Tweets

1/2: Where is comprehensive cervical cancer treatment currently available in Kenya? The following public facilities provide comprehensive treatment for cervical cancer (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy-both external beam & brachytherapy):
• Kenyatta National Hospital

❓ How do IAEA safeguards help curb the spread of nuclear weapons? What activities do inspectors conduct at nuclear facilities? What are undeclared nuclear materials and activities?

Answers to these questions & more in our new Safeguards Glossary👉 https://bit.ly/3YTrcmO

💡 Curious to discover how irradiation ☢️ helps to develop more resilient and productive crop varieties and supports the #SDG2 : Zero Hunger?

🎧Listen to our #NuclearExplained podcast here 👉 https://bit.ly/3QmWwoo

🤔 In nuclear safety & security, what is meant by a 'cliff edge effect'? Or what is 'cloud shine' & how does it differ from 'ground shine'?

📘 Our new glossary explains these terms & more for greater consistency in terminology use.
👉 https://bit.ly/3WJAr7j

#Atoms4Energy ⚡ This is what the main control room of a nuclear power reactor looks like

But did you know that reactor sites have simulators that look like this? They are used for exercises to prepare operators to handle complications should they occur in real-world scenarios.

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Our Strategic Objectives

  1. To strengthen the Regulatory Framework for the effective control of radiation sources,
    radioactive waste management and nuclear technology.
  2. To protect persons, society and the environment from the hazards associated with the use of
    radiation and nuclear technology.
  3. To strengthen national capability for responding to a radiological or nuclear emergency.
  4. Strengthen national, regional and international partnerships in radiation safety and nuclear


Radiation Protection service providers


Licence facility


Radiation workers


Regional Offices