When it comes to matters of health & environmental effect of Electro-Magnetic Frequency (EMF) that emanates from Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) opinions are varied.

While some people say that there are no negative impacts caused by the BTS, others contend that the BTS are harmful to human health and should not be placed within an estate. KARA has received numerous enquiries from members on the health, environmental and safety impact of placing a BTS within an estate and the EMF safety guidelines for putting up a BTS/ transmission mast.

To discuss this matter in detail and understand the correct position, KARA in collaboration with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has organized a forum to be addressed by Marnus van Wyk, a leading EMF expert from South Africa. The forum will also be addressed by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities; Senior Directors from National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK).

The forum will be held on Friday, 19th August, 2016 from 9am to 1.00pm at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. Some of the issues to be discussed include: EMF safety guidelines used internationally; recent reviews of EMF guidelines (INCIRP); Introduction to mobile networks operations; applying the EMF safety guidelines to mobile network base stations; assessment techniques and results for EMF safety Mobile network base stations; risk communication among others. If you are interested in attending the forum, please get in touch with Sarah through 0725983445; 020 3874331 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.