Kenya: Submission to the Task Force on Citizenship and Related Provisions of the Constitution

Published: 13/Apr/2011
Source: Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative

CRAI recommends that the task force undertake a complete revision to the Citizenship Act, rather than attempting amendments to the existing text. The Act currently only includes some limited additional provisions relating to acquisition of citizenship by registration, leaving the general qualifications for citizenship by birth and registration to the (1963) Constitution. The new version should set out the complete framework for citizenship, repeating the constitutional provisions where necessary. The drafting of a new act also provides the opportunity to improve on the provisions of the 2010 Constitution where it was not as comprehensive as it might have been.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Naturalisation and Marriage, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2011