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Dual citizenship in Kenya

20.11.2009 World

Kenyan East Standard writes that Kenyans could soon enjoy dual citizenship if the draft constitution is enacted into law.

According to the draft, a person cannot lose Kenyan citizenship if he or she acquires the citizenship of another country. The draft also proposes that Kenyans, who as a result of acquiring the citizenship of another country ceased to be Kenyan citizens, are entitled to regain it on application. Several athletes have in the past forfeited their citizenship and became citizens of European, American or Gulf countries. Some of the athletes include Stephen Cherono (now Qatari Saif Saaeed Shaheen, American Bernard Lagat, Dane Wilson Kipketer, Albert Chepkurui (now known as Abdullah Ahma Hassan) of Qatar, Abel Cheruiyot both of Bahrain.


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