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Soon drones will be buzzing in Kenyan airspace

A drone such as this will soon fly the Kenyan airspace.  FILE | NATION
A drone such as this will soon fly the Kenyan airspace. FILE | NATION 

Kenya has finally approved regulations for drones, becoming the second country after Rwanda in the region to embrace commercial use of Aerial Unmanned Vehicles (AUVs).

The move comes as a boost to firms, which have been waiting for the green light to import drones without worrying about legal implications.

The aviation regulator, Kenya Civil Aviation (KCAA), says the approval was made last week on Monday after the agency met with the top security organs to discuss draft regulations.

KCAA Director General Mr Gilbert Kibe said the gazette legal notice together with an Aeronautical Information Circular will be published as soon as official notification from the meeting is received.

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