Murkomen, Kivutha Kibwana raise concern over drones hovering around their residential homes

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A Drone. Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana have complained of drones hovering over their official residences. [Photo: YouTube]

Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen have called out persons sending drones to their homes.

On Wednesday, Murkomen said that he has seen drones hovering around his home.

However, his was a little bit of a comical alert as he went on to ask those flying the drones at his residence to desist and instead, visit him for a “cup of tea” and also share the aerial photo that they have been taking with the drone.

“To the person who has been sending drones to hover over my house I have two requests. 1. Please share the beautiful aerial photos. 2. Come home through the main gate for a cup of tea but make sure you carry your mask. Thank you and God bless,” he tweeted.

On the other hand, Kibwana decried that this is not the “Moi era” and that all of his electronic gadgets in the house had been compromised.

“Drones hover over my official residence. Electronic gadgets in the house are compromised. As it was during Moi and NCEC, so it is now,” charged Kibwana.

He maintained that he will not be intimidated by such acts.

“I have repeatedly made this public and reported to authorities. I will not be intimidated.”

Immediately the two leaders raised concern, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe said that no one has been allowed to use a drone in residential areas of Murkomen and Prof Kibwana.

Kibe asked the two leaders to report the matter to the police.

“We will Investigate and see who owns the drones. If it’s true that the drones have been seen there, then they should report to the police. It is from there that we will really know who owns the drones,” stated the KCAA boss.

Under the Kenyan law, a drone requires a certificate issued by KCAA to be operated by Kenyan citizens, or the government.

No foreigner is allowed to operate a drone in Kenya unless he/she hires one locally and is issued with a 30-day certificate to operate it.