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ANNOUNCEMENT: Your old Kenyan passport will soon be obsolete, get the e-passport before the deadline

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After procrastinating for months, the Kenyan embassy in the US and the satellite consulates have now began processing e-passport applications. You can apply for a new passport or replace your current passport through the e-citizen portal <www.ecitizen.go.ke> where you have to download and print out a form at the end.

Sign and date the form, add the documents and photographs that are required (see below) and submit them in person at the Embassy (2249 R Street NW, WASHINGTON DC 20008) for biometric capture.

Applicants can pay using mobile money, Credit, Debit Cards or online banking.

Requirements for new applications (Never held a Kenyan passport before)

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Original Kenyan Birth certificate and a copy. ( If born abroad please see – Birth Certificate for Kenyan children born abroad
  3. Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Original Kenyan ID and a copy for Adults
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Copies  of Parents Kenyan ID’s
  9. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee

 

Requirements for replacement of passport( Current holders of passports being phased out)

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Copy Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Original Kenyan ID and a copy for Adults
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Old passport and a copy
  9. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee
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Requirements for Mutilated passports

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Copy Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Original Kenyan ID and a copy for Adults
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Old passport and a copy
  9. Personal  statement explaining circumstances for the damage
  10. Sworn affidavit to support (ix) above
  11. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee

 

Requirements for Lost passports

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Copy Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Original Kenyan ID and a copy for Adults
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Copy of Old passport
  9. Personal  statement explaining circumstances for loss
  10. Sworn affidavit to support (ix) above …Click to download
  11. Police report on loss of passport (Not just the case number)
  12. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee

 

NB

  1. It is the onus of the applicant to fulfill all the application requirements as above.
  2. Applications must be presented against original Kenyan National IDs
  3. All minors must accompanied by their parents or legal guardians
  4. Change of name apart from through Marriage must be accompanied by a Deed poll and the  changes must be affected in the Kenyan National ID card
  5. The Birth Certificate numbers appear on the Left hand side of the Birth Certificate (above the date of birth) and not at the top right hand side (Serial No.)
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Soon after the Department of Immigration Services  outlined the requirements for applying for a new e-passport but Kenyans were not amused.

Most netizens had an issue with producing a recommender’s ID, which they termed as irrelevant.

The department was also bashed for being backward in a digital era considering some of the documents had been verified during issuance of National ID cards.

“These are some of the things that make me hate this Country. I have a National ID. Why do I need all these to get a Passport? I already submitted my Parents documents to get the ID. Isn’t this just wasting people’s time and money?” complained one Twitter user.

“Why don’t you use details of my old passport to the new e-passport and save me all that mystery above”

“Quick question, why should a Kenyan citizen require another Citizen’s recommendation to get a passport?”

“You guys are big time jokers…are you not always ashamed of all those queues at Nyayo house… why not take advantage of technology, where someone can check online the status of his/her passport if is ready or not, than queue for 3 hours only to be told ”come next week again”

“We have people with long dead parents and can’t trace their (parents’) IDs, what happens to them?

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“Asking a lot of irrelevant documents just to make it hard.. What a disaster!!!

“Just for the record, we are in the Gregorian calendar year of our Lord Two Thousand and Nineteen. Style up!”

 

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Open ditch along Ngong Road that is posing great risk to motorists

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In calls made by members of the public on various social media accounts on Facebook – many have lamented the great risk that the ditch is posing to motorists using the road.

On Thursday, Mr Martin Murithi, in a post on Facebook, asked the contractor to mark various parts of the road as construction continues.

“The marking of roads under construction are wanting, the contractors are really exposing motorists to danger,” he wrote.

Another Facebook user, Lemiso Emmanuel, asked motorists using the road to be extra careful.

“Unmarked ditch along Ngong Road. Drive carefully,” he posted.

various photos have also been shared of vehicles which have in recent times landed on the ditch.

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Eliud Kipchoge was on Sunday celebrated by being awarded the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kipchoge was personally decorated by the president at the tail end of the head of state’s speech to commemorate the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa county.

“Eliud Kipchoge remains the greatest of our time. His latest conquest is a reminder that we can achieve our very best as individual and collectively as a nation,” President Kenyatta said as the audience cheered.

He then invited Kipchoge to the podium, shook his hand and draped him with the golden sash.

The Head of State also acknowledged Brigid Kosgei who recently smashed the women marathon record in Chicago.

Present at the event were Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho among other distinguished leaders.

The Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest honour that can be awarded to a civilian.

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He timed an astonishing 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge aimed at proving that no human is limited.

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“Journalists should always speak the truth and avoid sensationalism,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also commended Kenyan musicians, artistes and comedians.

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Lukenya Assistant County Commissioner, Elizabeth Karitu, was on Saturday night arrested after losing keys to container storing national examinations papers in Athi River, Machakos County.

Through a statement, Machakos County Commissioner, Elizabeth Maina, said Karitu was arrested when she went to report the loss of the keys at Parklands Police Station.

She has subsequently been interdicted.

Ms Karitu claims she lost the keys after thieves broke into her car in Nairobi and stole her handbag which contained the keys.

According Ms Maina, Ms Karitu claims she had gone to Avenue Hospital in Nairobi and when she returned she found her car had been broken into and her handbag stolen.

“She has been interdicted and efforts have been made with by KNEC to replace the padlock. Everything is under control and there is no cause for alarm,” Ms Maina said.

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