Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) defines a work or installation containing dangerous forces as “a dam, a dyke or nuclear power plant whose attack and consequent destruction may cause the release of dangerous forces and thereby severe losses among the civilian population”.
The manual states:
Certain property and buildings must also not be attacked except where an order to the contrary has been given. This comprises … certain installations which contain particularly dangerous forces (dams, dykes and nuclear power plants).
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) provides: “The defensive armament of a work or installation containing dangerous forces must be limited to weapons capable of repelling hostile action against that work or installation.”