Kenyans who lost their citizenship receive good news following the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government through Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i announcement that all Kenyans who lost their citizenship after the constitution promulgation have a chance to get it back.
The no-nonsense CS revealed that the national government has organized a special unit at the immigration department to handle applications from Kenyans who would like to formalize their citizenship.
He also noted that the whole process will be convenient, speedy and every individual will have an equal opportunity while being served at the immigration department offices.
“Henceforth, regularization of the status of Kenyans who renounced or lost their Kenyan citizenship before the promulgation of the new constitution will be expeditious following the establishment of a special unit at @ImmigrationDept to handle the applications,” Matiang’i stated.
The new constitution has a provision allowing Kenyans to have dual citizenship, unlike the previous one which required them to denounce Kenyan citizenship before being citizens of other countries.
Quite a number of Kenyans endured tough times with the old constitution provision that couldn’t allow dual citizenship among them being the Self Proclaimed National Resistance General Miguna Miguna who was deported back to Canada despite vying for the gubernatorial seat in Nairobi County.
This is a reprieve to the NRM General as he has a chance to apply for citizenship and come back to Kenya.
The vocal Canadian based Lawyer was deported from the country after he participated in the swearing-in of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president after the disputed 2017 general election.