Reprieve for Kenyans as court halts new passports, ID charges

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: The Standard (Kenya)

By Kamau Muthoni

The High Court in Nairobi has frozen a gazette notice introducing new charges for all identification documents issued by the government.

Justice Lawrence Mugambi’s orders follow a case by Nakuru-based surgeon Gikenyi Magayi challenging the new charges with the matter set to be mentioned on November 29.

Dr Magayi argued the new fees on national identification cards, passports and births, marriage, and death certificates are unreasonable.

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Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2023