Government bans drone use to fight poaching in Ol Pejeta

A drone is used to record Catholic faithful during the Way of the Cross ceremony. Nairobi has lately been invaded by internationally acclaimed televangelists and sundry local men of God keen to keep the flock on the straight and narrow. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Ol Pejeta had planned to launch the drone in June after successfully testing a model drone by the US based manufacturer Airware
  • The drone was released for a two week trial run at Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy ahead of its launch

Plans to launch a wildlife surveillance drone at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in June suffered a major setback after the government banned it over security concerns.

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