Kenya: Refugees Act, No. 13 of 2006

Published: 30/Nov/2006

As published in Laws of Kenya, Revised 2012

The Refugees Act, 2006 makes ‘provisions for the recognition, protection and management of refugees and for connected purposes’ in Kenya. It makes no specific provision for acquisition of citizenship or permanent residence by refugees, but nor does it exclude them from the usual processes.

The Refugees (Reception, Registration and Adjudication) Regulations, 2009 appear on page 21 as Subsidiary Legislation to the Act. Various copies of forms for registration and other purposes are provided beginning on page 37.

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Repealed and replaced by the Refugees Act 2021.

Themes: Identity Documents, Nationality and Refugees
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2006