General Kenya Drone Laws

What You Need To Know

Now that the use of drones is allowed in Kenya, there are laws and regulations that need to be followed when flying.
They Include;
  1. Civilians are limited to flying drones above 400 feet above ground level and within 50 meters of any person, vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the drone.
  2. The law prohibits civilian drones from fly over or around strategic Installations. radar sites. high tension cables and communication masts, prisons, police stations, courts of law, scenes of crime unless a permit is issued.
  3. A person shall not own, register or operate a drone with military specifications.
  4. A person who Intends to export a Kenyan registered remote piloted aircraft system shall notify the Authority in writing and obtain a deregistraion certificate.
  5. Any person who contravenes the provisions of this regulation commits an offense and shall be liable, upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding two million shillings or to Imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.
  6. Require operators of drones to subscribe for liability insurance.
  7. The Authority may grant, upon application, a temporary permit to a person Intending to operate a remote piloted aircraft system not registered in Kenya for a period of thirty (30) days renewable once.
  8. The law prohibit civilian drones from flying at night, unless specifically cleared by the Authority on a case by case basis.

Licensing Fees Breakdown 2018

Import Permit 20,000
Registration 20,000 - 50,000
Pilot Licence 20,000 - 40,000
License Renewal 20,000 - 40,000
Pilot License Renewal 40,000
Our Facilitation Fees 10,000


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