12 months in prison if you fly drones, Gov’t warns

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The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has insisted that use of  drones is prohibited.

In a notice published in a local daily, the aviation regulator cited a legal notice 76 signed in March 26, 2019 on the prohibition of drones.

”…includes operation of such drones by the public for video coverage, film making, surveillance, and any other interference with Kenyan airspace,” the notice signed by KCAA Director General Captain Gilbert Kibe reads.

A person found guilty will face a jail term of not more than 12 months or a fine not exceeding Ksh. 100,000 or both.

KCAA clarified that the prohibition of drones may be reviewed once regulations for their operations are put in place under section 2 of the Aviation Act of 2013.