Article 17. Revocation of Citizenship
(1) If a person acquired citizenship by registration, the citizenship may be revoked if –
- (a) the person acquired the citizenship by fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact;
- (b) the person has, during any war in which Kenya was engaged, unlawfully traded or communicated with an enemy or been engaged in or associated with any business that was knowingly carried on in such a manner as to assist an enemy in that war;
- (c) the person has, within five years after registration, been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer; or
- (d) the person has, at any time after registration, been convicted of treason, or of an offence for which–
- (i) a penalty of at least seven years imprisonment may be imposed; or
- (ii) a more severe penalty may be imposed.
(2) The citizenship of a person who was presumed to be a citizen by birth, as contemplated in Article 14 (4), may be revoked if–
- (a) the citizenship was acquired by fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact by any person;
- (b) the nationality or parentage of the person becomes known, and reveals that the person was a citizen of another country; or
- (c) the age of the person becomes known, and reveals that the person was older than eight years when found in Kenya.