Diaspora Kenyans mull over dual citizenship

Published: 11/Jul/2012
Source: CapitalFM

By Charles Gichane NAIROBI, Kenya, July 11 – A Kenyan immigration lawyer based in the United States has cautioned Kenyans who are re-applying for their Kenyan citizenship and hence becoming dual citizens, to tread carefully and ensure they do not break citizenship laws of either country. Regina Njogu of Washington, DC has worked closely with the Task Force on Citizenship and Related Provisions and she said that there is provision under the Kenya Immigration and Citizenship Act of 2011 that imposes a fine of Sh5 million, three years imprisonment or both for Kenyans who acquire foreign citizenship and fail to report the acquisition of their foreign citizenship to Kenyan authorities in the prescribed manner.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2012