The conditions that one must fulfil in order to become a naturalized citizen of Kenya

the conditions that one must fulfil in order to become a naturalized citizen of Kenya

Citizenship by naturalization is attained after fulfilling the following conditions:




  • Be above 21 years of age.
  • Must have lived in Kenya for at least one year before the date of application. Besides, one must have lived in Kenya for at least four of seven years preceding his or her application.
  • Be of good character.
  • Have good knowledge of Kiswahili.
  • Show intention to remain resident in Kenya once registered.
  • Renounce one previous citizenship.

the circumstances under which the government deprives one of Kenyan citizenship.

The government of Kenya has the right to grant or to deny citizenship, even if one has fulfilled the required conditions. A Kenyan may be deprived or stripped of citizenship in extreme cases, such as:




  • If he or she assists an enemy state in the event of war.
  • If one is sentenced to more than twelve years imprisonment within five years of his or her registration or naturalization.
  • When one fraudulently obtains citizenship.
  • If one has been out of the country for more than five years without having registered with the Kenyan embassy.
  • disloyalty to the country by way of speech or actions

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