Flying a Drone In Kenya Can Cost You 2 Million

Flying a Drone In Kenya Can Cost You 2 Million!
Yes it’s true that you can be fined up to 2 million Kenyan Shillings if you do not meet the quite crazy requirements to be able to operate a drone in The Republic of Kenya.
Drone owners are happy that drones are legalized but at a great cost to get a license which can end up costing you up to 200 000!
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority – KCAA together with the Kenya Ministry of Defense have come up with such strict laws that have made it practically impossible for drone owners to be able to operate drones for commercial or recreational use!
So I decided to put The KCAA to task and hope they will get back to me because I am sure so many of us have so many questions about these policies that they have put in place concerning drones and Kenya Drone Laws

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  1. kevn creatives on April 19, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Bro I just subscribed asap…. I’m a Vlogger from Eldoret and seeing this just makes me feel drenched so much…. Content creation is not yet at the point the states men are at…..

  2. Erick Lulu on April 19, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Thanks for the video. Very informative. Was gonna bring my drone this summer when I visit Kenya but now will stick to the GoPro only. I agree with you, Kenya is too beautiful to not showcase.

  3. Gilbert Chesire on April 19, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Kenya is a country led by rich people, thats why we are forever backward, the rich are always dumb for they have all the resources and do nothing with them rather than being alcoholics and drug addicts in Kenya,the poor population in Kenya are also fools for they vote in these rich people who have maimed mind sets and still expect change,thats why our politics is blood thirsty and drunk,,such laws are made by the "learned friends" who have made Kenya a hell of corruption because of selective application of the law, which is toothless on the big ones, Kenya has nothing good except the gospel of JESUS and the peace of GOD, the rest is nothing.

  4. Alma Sision on April 19, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Worrap my mennnnnnnn😄😄

  5. Umbra Jord on April 19, 2021 at 1:30 am

    This is distressing. I hope the money hungry buggers KCAA changes their laws to be more reasonable SOON!

  6. Elliot Fourcassie on April 19, 2021 at 1:30 am

    My dream of having a drone is ruined

  7. Will Enloe on April 19, 2021 at 1:36 am

    vary helpfull

  8. Doocka Media on April 19, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I was gonna bring my drone on my upcoming trip to Nairobi, but shameeeeeeee! All these combined together keep the country in the back of the bus.

  9. Top rated on April 19, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Thanks for the heads up, can there be licensing to regulate drones. 200k is way off the limit for recreation drone pilots.

  10. King Khay on April 19, 2021 at 1:46 am

    This is so sad that we can’t use gadgets like drones freely, some of us have good intentions, explore the beauty in our country to the world, i hope all the rules will be worked on for those that cannot afford all that cash, this is really good information

  11. Shem Tuti on April 19, 2021 at 1:46 am

    It’s totally insane, woooiiiiii 😭😭

  12. Juan Alvarez on April 19, 2021 at 1:47 am

    200,00.00 KES converted to USD is about $1994.00, yes that is insane.

  13. Emman Kianga on April 19, 2021 at 1:50 am

    1:53 : The people regulating technology and coming up with drone laws are still stuck with P.O Box addresses in 2018 as the only way to reach them… I’m not surprised they are coming up with such BS laws!

  14. peter Pitts on April 19, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Will fly my drone anyway,,,regardless,,,

  15. Jonah Kale on April 19, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Those are guys in suits in boardrooms very idle pple coming up with such rules but am still flying mine without alicense since 2016 those who have licenses you give as copie we duplicate them

  16. Brian McPhee on April 19, 2021 at 1:57 am

    It’s actually cheaper to by a decent drone !!!

  17. Cindy on April 19, 2021 at 2:05 am

    I can understand the Harsh rules for spying because i once saw a Crazy American flying it around the parks to view Wild Animals but not the charges for the Licenses. It is very crazy!! The P.O BOX thing is so Old school…Nobody sends letters anymore….They need to come up with better solutions and a better customer service.

  18. Brian McPhee on April 19, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Kenya should be ashamed of the charges for flying a drone it is so WRONG!!!!!

  19. Elliot Fourcassie on April 19, 2021 at 2:08 am

    You are right, this is corruption, i was about to buy a drone to fly in kenya but i found up that is costs extremely expensive, thank you.

  20. Teshorn Jackson Photography on April 19, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Absolutely ridiculous. I’m coming to Kenya next week and was bringing my drone.

  21. Elliot Fourcassie on April 19, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Where can i get my license,does any body know?

  22. Emman Kianga on April 19, 2021 at 2:12 am

    on the brighter side, a bribe is much cheaper than all that.. bribe someone and make art. don’t quote me tho. hehehee…

  23. Jonah Kale on April 19, 2021 at 2:13 am

    How do you enforce such alaw

  24. Caroline Nzilani on April 19, 2021 at 2:15 am

    my dream of getting a drone has officially been crashed, though it was #plan2030😌… They need to get a good sensible solution, this was actually informative👍

  25. Erick Lulu on April 19, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Funny how countries that don’t even have world class secrets other than corruption are the ones that feel every one is a spy.

  26. alex nyamu on April 19, 2021 at 2:19 am

    but those rules don’t implement on tiny drones under 40 grams

  27. Rodney Batts on April 19, 2021 at 2:19 am

    I was in Kenya 2 months ago. I brought my drone but I had never unpacked it even though I bought it 2 months before my trip. Despite my journey through 7 countries I never had the opportunity to set it up. During a safari I happened to mention my drone in the presence of a fellow tourist who happened to be a government official. She said that drones were illegal in Kenya. I kept quiet after that because she seemed real serious, and not too friendly. I later found that drones are seized at the airport and kept their until you leave. That would not have worked for me since I was about to travel by land to other countries so retrieving the drone at the airport when exiting wasn’t an option. As it turned out, the drone was never detected despite 6 arrivals and departures through the airport.
    I understand why they have the blanket rule — terrorism. They don’t want terrorists scoping out targets. My hotel and malls I went to had cars inspected including mirrors for checking under cars. Even New York City had banned taking photos in the subways for a time.
    In the future I will just avoid Kenya and spend my money elsewhere if I want to use my drone on my trip.

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