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30. Citizenship by Birth

A Kenyan citizen is a citizen by birth if that citizen–

  • (1) acquired citizenship under Article 87 or 88 (1) of the former Constitution; or
  • (2) would have acquired citizenship if Article 87 (2) read as follows:
    “Every person who, having been born outside Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies or a British protected person shall, if his father or mother becomes, or would but for his or her death have become, a citizen of Kenya by virtue of subsection (1), become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December, 1963.”