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Article 78. Citizenship and Leadership

(1) A person is not eligible for election or appointment to a State office unless the person is a citizen of Kenya.

(2) A State officer or a member of the defence forces shall not hold dual citizenship.

(3) Clauses (1) and (2) do not apply to–

  • (a) judges and members of commissions; or
  • (b) any person who has been made a citizen of another country by operation of that country’s law, without ability to opt out.