Photo: Interior Security cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i speaking on the establishment of a department at the immigration office which will enable Kenyans to regularize their Citizenship status
The ministry of Interior Security through the Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i announced that Kenyans who lost their citizenship after the new constitution was promulgated have a chance to regain it back.
Matiang’i remarked that the government has set up a special unit at the immigration department to handle applications from Kenyans who would like to regularize their status.
He continued to say that the whole process will be expeditious and every person will have an equal opportunity while being served at the immigration department offices headquarters.
“Henceforth, regularization of the status of Kenyans who renounced or lost their Kenyan citizenship before promulgation of the new constitution will be expeditious following the establishment of a special unit at @ImmigrationDept to handle the applications,” Dr Fred Matiang’i remarked.
The new constitution has a provision for Kenyans to have dual citizenship unlike the old one which compelled them to denounce the Kenyan citizenship before being citizens of other countries.
Most people Suffered in the old constitution among them Self declared national resistance general Dr Miguna Miguna as they lost their citizenship.
This is a major relief to Miguna as he has an opportunity to apply for the citizenship and come back into the country.
Miguna was deported from the country after he unlawfully participated in the swearing in of Raila Odinga as the people’s president after the disputed 2017 general elections results.
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