Mar 19

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Drones in Kenya

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has finally released regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles aka drones in Kenya. To import a drone, one will need to get a license that will start from $200 and to operate one, a license will start from $200. Beyond that, one will need to do the following before buying, testing or operating a drone in Kenya: To legally buy, test or operate a drone in Kenya, one must: 1. Ministry of Defence approval Seek approval from the Ministry of Defence by sending a letter to: Principal Secretary, Ministry of Defence, P.O. Box 40666-00100, Nairobi 2. KCAA Authorization Obtain authorization from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), after approval from MOD, by sending a letter to:

The Director General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, P.O. Box 300163-00100, Nairobi.

Operating a drone without a permit will attract a fine of Ksh. 2 million or six months’ imprisonment. Drone operators will need to procure several licenses to operate drones including an import permit and an operation license. Full list of permits and their related costs are below. ~ Hapa Kenya Drone-in-Kenya

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