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Kenya does NOT allow its citizens to hold Dual Nationality - that is, the right to become a citizen of a foreign country and to hold two (or more) passports. In order to become a citizen of a foreign country, the Kenyan national must renounce their citizenship.

In 2009, a new constitution was passed in Kenya which, amongst other things, did make provision for Dual nationality. The terms of the new Constitution do not automatically restore Kenya Citizenship to those who have lost it in the past but allow applications to restore it. Equally, those who acquire another citizenship will not automatically lose their Kenya Citizenship on such acquisition. 

However, the new Constitution (although having been passed) has not be made law as yet and so the old Constitution is still in force at the present time. It therefore follows that at the present time, dual nationality is still not permitted. This has been the case since 2009, though it is anticipated that by the end 2011 the new Constitution will take effect.

For more specific information about some countries where you hold citizenship: 

Under the nationality laws of some countries, a married person automatically has his or her partner's nationality. Children may also have a parent's nationality even if they were born abroad. If your wife, husband or child is visiting the country of your nationality, you should check with the country's consulate or high commission in the United Kingdom before you travel.



Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth. is a subsidiary of Sable International.

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