Matiang’i launches fast-tracked Kenyan citizenship restoration drive

Published: 26/Mai/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)


Thousands of Kenyans who lost their citizenship under the old Constitution will now regain their status in a new drive.

They will have to lodge applications at Nyayo House in Nairobi or at the Kenyan embassies.

So far, more than 25,000 applications are pending at the Immigration offices, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said on Wednesday.

Matiang’i has written to the Attorney General to simplify the application process.

Matiang’i said Kenya is keen to reunite families as most of these Kenyans have to apply for visas and cannot engage in gainful employment unless they are issued with permits and passes.

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Themes: Double Nationalité, Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2021