Kenya offers citizenship in investor push

Published: 7/Nov/2019
Source: The East African (Nairobi)

Kenya is mulling giving citizenship to wealthy investors in a new push to enhance direct foreign investment (FDI) flows, the country’s investment promotion agency said on Wednesday.

High net worth investors, whose enterprises are appraised to have high impact on new jobs and exports earnings, will be allowed to automatically apply for citizenship, under the new proposals.

Immigration laws presently require a foreigner to continuously live in the country for at least seven years to qualify for citizenship by registration.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019