1,698 applications cleared for Kenyan citizenship

Published: 7/Feb/2023
Source: Business Daily (Nation Media Group, Nairobi)

The Ministry of Interior and National Administration has cleared a backlog of 1,698 applications for citizenship, some of which have been pending approval since 2018.

Interior cabinet secretary Kithure Kindiki revealed that 808 applications were made by persons who sought to regain Kenyan citizenship, which they had earlier renounced in favour of other countries.

“I also approved 815 applications for citizenship made by spouses and children of Kenyan Citizens. This measure will strengthen the social fabric of Kenyan society by promoting the family unit,” he said.

Those who regained Kenyan citizenship have risen from one in 2018, zero in 2019 and 2020 during the Covid-19 period to 401 last year. The number stood at 335 by the end of January.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2023