Amends the Citizenship and Immigration Act No 12 of 2011 as follows:
s.11 Insert the words “and has acquired residence status” immediately after the expression “seven years” appearing in the introductory portion.
s.15(2) Delete the expression “five years” and substitute therefor the expression “seven years”.
s.16(2) Delete the expression “five years” and substitute therefor the expression “seven years”.
s.19(1) Insert the words “or registration” immediately after the words “by birth”.
s.27(3) Insert the following new paragraph at the end thereof — (h) such other documentation or information as the Director may require to ascertain the citizenship status of the applicant.
s.37 Delete the introductory portion and substitute therefor the following — “The following persons, their spouses, children and dependants shall be eligible upon application in the prescribed manner for grant of permanent residence status in Kenya….”.
Insert the words “or dependants under any law” immediately after the word “children” appearing in paragraph (c).
Insert the following new paragraph immediately after paragraph (c)— (ca) children of registered citizens who are born before their parents acquire citizenship.
Insert the following new paragraph immediately after paragraph (d) — (e) widows or widowers of Kenyan citizens.
s.40(10) Delete the words “may appeal to the High Court” and substitute therefor the words “may apply to the Cabinet Secretary for review in the prescribed manner”.
Insert the following new subsections immediately after subsection (10)-
(11) A notice of approval or rejection as the case may be, of an application under this section shall be issued to the respective applicant in the prescribed manner.
(12)Where the notification issued under subsection (11) is for the rejection of the application, an aggrieved applicant may apply for a review of the Cabinet Secretary’s decision within a period of ninety days from the date of receipt of the notification and may appeal the decision of the Cabinet Secretary to the High Court.
s.41(1) Delete the words “referred to in paragraph (a)’ and substitute therefor the words “in respect of which the permit was issued”.
s.49(6) Delete the word “issues” and substitute therefor the word “issued”. s.50 Renumber the existing provision as subsection (1) and insert the following new provision-
(2) The Cabinet Secretary shall notify the establishment of holding facilities by notice in the Gazette.
s.53 Delete the expression “(n)” and substitute therefor the expression “(m)”.
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