March 22, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

Use of Drones now legal in Kenya under the following stringent regulations

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The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has finally gazette the 2017 proposed Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems. In plain English, that means that flying a drone in Kenya by the general public is now legal; although under very tough regulations.

The regulations for civilians looking to fly drones comes under three categories:

Recreational purposes

Private use

Commercial use

All the three categories comes with different set of regulations and certifications. The KCAA now wants everyone owning a drone to register with them within the next six months and for anyone getting a new one, they must first register before being issued the license to operate it.

Requirements to own a drone

To take your bird to the Kenyan air space, one must have a license, and for one to get the licensing, you must be 18 years or older. You also need to be a Kenyan citizen or a registered company or an arm of the government. Other requirements to become a drone pilot are as follows:

Hold a current Class 2 medical certification

Understand English language

Hold a radio telephony license

Successfully completed a training course approved by the KCAA

Possess a police clearance certificate

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