Kenya Opens Skies to Drones

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The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority has drafted legislation that would make operating drones in Kenya legal. The new rules have been approved and will be implemented soon. Kenya is the second African country (Its neighbor Rwanda was the first) to open up their airspace to the legal use of drones.

The possibility of drones in areas like aid relief, film, agricultural surveys, infrastructure monitoring, e-commerce, etc. have excited Kenyans. Authorities said over 1,000 applications are already awaiting approval.

In order to operate drones in Kenya you will still need to register with the Ministry of Defense and have the drones operated by a trained pilot, but like FAA regulations here in America the new legislation create a clear legal space for drones to grow with the backing of the legal system.

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