Why Kenya’s nuclear power drive is a bad idea, now

Seven years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan was destroyed by an earthquake and a tsunami, there are still lethal levels of radiation being detected.

As it is, Kenya is decades behind in terms of technology and the idea that nuclear power would be the panacea to the power problems in the country is misplaced. What would happen if a disaster in the magnitude of what happened in Kenya struck?

And so the question begs: since Kenya has many other alternatives which have not been exploited, is nuclear energy the next best option and for who?

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