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Locals alarmed as drone mysteriously crash-lands

Locals of  Wajir County were on Sunday, November 29, 2020, alarmed after a drone alleged to be involved in surveillance crash-landed in Eldas.

The drone landed in the afternoon, with the area residents throwing suspicious looks to what looked strange to them, which no one had come to claim.

According to reports, the drone landed next to the newly launched Eldas Airstrip.

The grey-colored object, shaped distinctively like an airplane, had a set of propellers and a rotating knob that witnesses say resembled a camera.

On November 18, Makueni County Governor Professor Kivutha Kibwana raised concern over what he claimed to be a well-orchestrated surveillance activity around his home.

In a statement at the time, the county boss noted that he had seen drones hovering about his official residence and had since reported the matter to the police.

Professor Kibwana further pointed out that electronic gadgets in his house were compromised and maintained that he would not be intimidated by the Moi and NCEC era threats.

Also, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen raised similar concerns.

Murkomen appeared to have taken the matter lightly. He told the drone operators to ensure they share the beautiful aerial photos and welcomed them for a cup of tea, with instructions to wear facemasks before accessing his home.

The two legislators claimed that they were being targeted for ostensibly opposing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Report proposals.

The latest drone incident in Eldas happened few days after area MP Adan Keynan, flanked by Hon Bashir Abdullahi of Mandera North and Fatuma Ibrahim of East African Legislative Assembly, opened the Eldas Airstrip.

One of the leaders who attended the event said that the airstrip would significantly improve the social, economic aspect of the area as well as create jobs and open more opportunities from other regions in the country.

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