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How to Obtain Radioactive Materials Disposal Licence in Kenya

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How to Obtain Radioactive Materials Disposal Licence in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Mon Feb 2020 11:01am
To obtain a radioactive materials disposal licence, the applicant has to contact the Radiation Protection Board offices.
The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and they can be found under the "Required Documents" section of this page.
Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or in the Radiation Protection (Safety) Regulations.
On completion of this process, the Board will issue the applicant a license within one day.

Required Documents
Licensed facility generating the radioactive waste
Detailed proposal for the disposal

Office Locations & Contacts
Radiation Protection Board Head Office
KNH Grounds, Next to the KNH Police Post

P.O Box 19841-00202

Nairobi - Kenya

Tel: +254-20-2689253

Fax: +254-20-2689256



Radiation Protection Board Nairobi County Office
P.O. Box 19841

NAIROBI, 00202

Tel: +254-20-2689257

Fax: +254-20-2689256


Radiation Protection Board JKIA Office
P.O. Box 19841- 00202,



Radiation Protection Board Western and Nyanza Region Office
P.O. Box 849-40100

Kisumu - Kenya

Tel: (+254 057) 2020079

Fax: (+254 057) 2020078


Radiation Protection Board Eastern and North Eastern Region Office
P.O. Box 40-70100


Radiation Protection Board Eldoret Office

Radiation Protection Board Coast Region Office
P.O. Box 413-80302


Tel. (+254 057) 2230922

Fax: (+254 057) 2221211


No person is allowed to dispose radioactive materials unless he/she is in possession of a valid licence issued by the Radiation Protection Board

Processing Time
1 day

Application Fee: 100/=

License Fee: No Fee

Issued once

Documents to Use
Application Form

Contact Office: Radiation Protection Board
Resolution Criteria: All conditions must be met
On receiving an application for a licence, the Board will, on payment of the prescribed fee, issue to the applicant the appropriate licence.
An applicant may appeal against refusal to grant a licence within one month of a notice given to him to that effect.

Required Information
Name of applicant
Postal Address
Physical Address
Type of Radiation facility (e.g. medical, scientific, industrial, e.t.c)
Radiation Protection Board Registration No
Radiation Protection Board License No
Specify irradiating device, radioactive material or radioactive waste to be disposed of
Give name(s) and contact(s) of Radiation Protection Board certified service provider(s)
Preferred method of disposal
Intended start date of disposal process
Declaration by Applicant

Need for the Document
To protect the public and the environment from the hazards associated with radioactive waste, the Radiation Protection Board requires that anybody who wants dispose radioactive materials, apply for license.

Information which might help
Radioactive materials shall not be mixed for purposes of disposal as radioactive waste.

The licence issued may:

(a) be amended at any time on written notice to the holder by the Board, if in its opinion, the amendment is necessary for the purposes of public safety;

(b) be suspended or revoked by the Board if the holder fails to comply with the conditions contained in the licence or laid down in the Radiation Protection Act or in any regulations made thereunder; and where a licence is suspended or revoked the holder shall take such steps as may be recommended by the Board to ensure that no radiation hazards occur.

External Links
License to dispose radioactive materials

Radiation Protection Act Cap 243

Radiation Protection (Safety) Regulations


RE: How to Obtain Radioactive Materials Disposal Licence in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Mon Feb 2020 11:13am
The Radiation Protection Board is a statutory body established under the Act of parliament, the Radiation Protection Act, Cap 243, Laws of Kenya as the national competent authority with the responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. It regulates the use of ionizing radiation, exportation, importation, distribution and possession of radiation sources.

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