Foreign husbands can now get citizenship

Published: 11/Dec/2009
Source: The Nation (Kenya)

Kenyan women will be able to secure citizenship for their foreign husbands if the harmonised draft constitution is enacted. The draft says this includes those who are already married. The men will only secure citizenship if they have been married to their Kenyan wives for seven years. “Citizenship is not lost through marriage or dissolution of marriage,” it says. The current constitution specifies that only women who are married to Kenyans can apply for citizenship. It does not say whether she is deprived of her citizenship once the marriage is dissolved.

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Themes: Discrimination, Gender, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2009