Kenya: Registration of Persons Act No.33 of 1947 (as amended to 2012)

Published: 1/Jan/2012

[Laws of Kenya Rev. 2012, CAP 107]


[Date of commencement: 16th May, 1949.]

An Act of Parliament to make provision for the registration of persons and for the issue of identity cards, and for purposes connected therewith.

As most recently amended by the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, No. 12 of 2012

Section 5. Register:

(1) The Principal Registrar shall cause to be kept a register of all persons in Kenya to whom this Act applies, in which there shall be entered the following particulars in respect of each person—

(a) registration number;
(b) name (in full);
(c) sex;
(d) declared tribe or race; [amended 2018]
(e) date of birth or apparent age, and place of birth;
(f) occupation, profession, trade or employment;
(g) place of residence and postal address, if any;
(h) finger and thumb impressions but in case of missing fingers and thumbs, palm or toe or palm and toe impressions;
(i) date of registration;
(j) such other particulars as may be prescribed.

(2) Any public, officer, duly authorized by the Minister in writing in that behalf, may, in the exercise of his official duties, inspect the register and make extracts therefrom.

Download: Kenya_Registration-of-Persons-Act_33of1947

Themes: Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2012