Valuing the African Genius

Gabriel Nderitu

Photo: Samuel Karanja

Despite all these setbacks, we can observe that Gabriel Nderitu has already started working on what is termed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

Gabriel Nderitu is a Kenyan researcher who has manufactured about 11 small aircraft. On October 2, 2013 he tried to fly one of his remote-controlled aircraft, as well as a manually controlled one. Unfortunately, none of the planes took off.

Regarding the remote-controlled aircraft, the positive side of the test is that the plane did accelerate. In other words, from the remote control, the inventor did give speed to the plane that then crashed on two poles. In 2012, however, the remote-controlled aircraft did actually take off but crashed on a tree.

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Profile reviewed: December 30, 2016

First publication: May 2014