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Senator Murkomen, Governor Kibwana concerned by drones hovering near their homes

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kicphumba Murkomen have expressed concerns over their security.

The two government officials on Wednesday, November 18 raised alert, claiming that drones have been hovering around their homes.

Through their Twitter handles, Kibwana and Murkomen read mischief in why drones would be surveilling their homes, accusing the government of deploying the gadgets.

The county boss said, “@UtumishiKwaWote I am under close state surveillance. Drones hover over my official residence. Electronic gadgets in the house are compromised.”

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On his part, Senator Murkomen said, “To the person who has been sending drones to hover over my house I have two requests. 1. Please share the beautiful aerial photos. 2. Come home through the main gate for a cup of tea but make sure you carry your mask. Thank you and God bless.”

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCCA) has refuted claims that it has permitted anybody to deploy the drones in the said areas, advising the two to report the cases.

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What Kenyan law says about drones

In Kenya, one is able to import a drone only after the approval of the KCAA. The authority must also be informed about the export of a registered drone.

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In Kenya, only citizens, residents, businesses and governments are eligible to own a drone.

Foreign tourists are only allowed to rent a drone locally. However, the law also provides for a 30-day temporary permit that may be suitable for travelers.

After registration, KCCA will issue you with the drone certificate.

These are the drone rules according to the Kenyan law. COURTESY OF Drone Traveller

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