Alex Chamwada, a household name in the Kenyan media scene known for his documentaries and features that air on KTN caught up with Cleopa Otieno, our Coordinator to discuss drone regulations in Kenya in his weekly feature: The Chamwada Report.
Flying drones for commercial and private purposes became legal after the government promulgated the regulations in October 2017. (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Regulations, RPAS 2017). As much as the airspace became open, it is still a difficult terrain for most Kenyans considering the costs involved in getting licences to eventually fly and Kenyan drone users have been vehemently protesting the laws.
The Kenyan Parliament Committee on Delegated Legislation has now annulled the RPAS 2017 after finding fault with several provisions. Whats does this mean for the citizens? What are the next steps for Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA)? Alex explores these issues with various drone users in this feature that has got a lot of traction.