Eng. Collins Juma has been appointed acting CEO of the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB).
Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter appointed Juma to replace Ochillo Ayacko who has been the Executive Chairman and CEO and whose term expired on December 2015.
Juma has been serving as Director, Technical Affairs at KNEB for the past four years.
The appointment in a letter dated January 4, 2016 is effective from December 22, 2015.
The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board was set up in 2012 to expedite the development of nuclear electricity generation.
Kenya plans to set up a first nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1000Megawatts (MW) by 2025.
This is expected to rise to a total of 4000MW by 2033.