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State Kicks Off Plan To Ban Use of Helicopters During Campaigns Issuing Tough Conditions

The state has kicked off plans to ban the use of Helicopters during this year's campaign season issuing tough conditions.

According to a letter released by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, they have informed those who manage and operate private helicopters should be on the watch out during this campaign season not to break any law guarding the use and the rule on the landing of helicopters as new details emerge.

The KCAA Director-General Gilbert Kibe has informed that following the incidents that have been witnessed involving the helicopters like the recent attack of Raila Odinga's chopper and in the past such as people hanging onto politicians' helicopters as they took off and others where helicopters have been captured taking off with crowds standing dangerously close by.

Such incidents will no longer be tolerated, with the KCAA saying that "It is the responsibility of a helicopter operator to ensure that the aircraft is operated safely and securely, including its security on the ground."

The Kenya Civil and Aviation Authority has added that "helicopter operators are required to make arrangements for securing of the aircraft when landing in unmanned locations, such arrangements can be made through local administration and the National Police Service."

Disclosing how they plan to punish those who won't adhere to the rules, they have informed that those caught violating the rules, risk losing their licenses or a fine of up to Sh1 million for safety breaches.

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