Kenya: Musalia Mudavadi slams dual citizenship law

Published: 29/Sep/2019
Source: Daily Nation (Nairobi)

By IBRAHIM ORUKO

Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi has criticised the legal provisions that place state jobs out of reach for Kenyans holding dual citizenships.

Mr Mudavadi at the same time asked the Independent Electoral and boundaries Commission (IEBC) to put in place mechanisms which will ensure Kenyans in diaspora vote in the 2022 General Election.

The ANC leader said all Kenyans are entitled to full enjoyment of civil rights regardless of their citizenship status.

CITIZENSHIP

“It is confounding that the law should ask you to drop one of your citizenships in order for you to play your role for your motherland,” the ANC leader said when he addressed Kenyans living in the State of New Jersey, USA, on Saturday.

Article 78 (1) of the Constitution declares that a person is not eligible to contest for an election in Kenya or appointment for a State job unless he is a citizen of Kenya.

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Themes: Double Nationalité, Nationalité des politiciens
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019