Kenya: Humphrey Kariuki gets reprieve in dual citizenship row

Published: 3/Apr/2019
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)

By Maureen Kakah

The High Court has temporarily suspended a section of the law which specifies punishment for failing to disclose dual citizenship.

Justice James Makau issued the order in a case in which business tycoon Humphrey Kariuki who is facing allegations of evading to pay tax, challenged Section 8(4) of the Immigration Act.

The disputed law states that an individual who fails to disclose his /her dual citizenship within three months is liable to pay a fine of Sh5 million, face three years imprisonment or both.

“A conservatory order be and is hereby issued in public interest and in the end of justice, suspending the continued implementation of prosecution under any act enforcing this law on a Kenyan Citizen in the country or in the diaspora who has acquired dual citizenship,” Justice Makau said.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019