A Kenyan was investigated for flying drone over police station.
You may sometimes think or assume that there no laws that govern Kenya as a country because of the high rate of corruption. Every once in a while when a law is broken and action is taken against the law breaker, it is alarming and even surprising. A Kenyan found himself on the wrong side of the law when he was arrested on suspicion that he was operating a drone above the Lamu Police Post.
A hovering object seen above the police station.
The report read:
Last night, Police Officers noticed an object hovering high above their post. Upon swift action by their officers, it was immediately established that the object was an unmanned aircraft.
The man was is currently being investigated claimed that they had traveled from Mombasa to visit his relatives in Lamu and instead ended up being arrested based on the suspicion that he had ill motives.
The report read:
“The suspect is under interrogation to ascertain the veracity of his claims and establish his motive,”
Is it actually illegal to fly a drone above police premises?
It is rather obvious that security premises are not for public use unless you have permission from the officials. It’s the same way when it comes to armies and their barracks you can’t just walk around taking photos of their environment.
The aviation regulator cites Legal Notice 76 on the prohibition of drones.
“This includes the prohibition of the operation of such drones by the public for video coverage, film making, surveillance, and any other interference with Kenyan airspace. A person found guilty of going against this law faces a jail term of not more than 12 months or a fine not exceeding KES. 100,000 or both.