The CS Defence, Hon Eugene Wamalwa, made a brief familiarization visit to the Kenya Space Agency HQs. He was received by the Ag. DG Col Kipkosgey and senior management. The Ag. DG briefed the CS on the ongoing preparations for the forthcoming Kenya Space Expo and Conference to be held in Nairobi from 15 to 17 June 2022, and other activities that the Agency is engaged in.
Other issues discussed included the Kenya Space Policy, Implementation of the Kenya Italy Agreement on the Malindi Space Centre, resource allocation, and future plans for the Agency.
The CS underscored the need for the Agency to have sound legal footing to enable it execute its regulatory functions effectively. Accordingly, he urged the Agency to fast-track the process of development of the Space Bill. The CS also made a tour of the facilities at KSA to familiarize himself with current activities of KSA and promised to make another detailed visit of the Agency soon.