Drones to Be Banned

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Sate Seeks Tough Laws on Use of Drones

Drone operators will be banned from using imaging devices to conduct surveillance on or take a picture of a person without written consent if Parliament approves new regulations.

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) wants Parliament to approve tough rules on the use of drones and other unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the country.

“A UAS operator or owner shall not use a UAS equipped with an imaging device to record an image of privately owned or leased real property or of the owner, tenant, occupant, invitee or licensee of such property with the intent to conduct surveillance on the individual or property captured in the image in violation of such persons reasonable expectation of privacy without his or her written consent,” the rules state.

The proposals have been tabled in parliament by leader of majority Aden Duale.

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Timothy Omondi