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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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Sisters dumped in hospital 26 years ago now hunt for their family – PHOTOS

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Two sisters have launched a search for their family after being abandoned in a hospital 26 years ago while aged three and four respectively.

Thirty-year-old Serah Muthoni and her sister Emma Wamuyu, 29, claim they were dumped at a Nyahururu hospital in 1993.

Serah says they stayed at the hospital for a while before being moved to Kabete Children’s Home.

In between, they moved orphanages until they were 18.

“Am appealing to anyone who may have information of the whereabouts of our parents or even relatives to to help me trace them.My sister and I are doing well in life.We were taken to school by the church and we are all working and financially independent,” she wrote.

Serah Muthoni. PHOTO | COURTESY

Serah now wants the public to assist them trace their family.

“Even if it’s a distant cousin, am sure someone knows something about us,” she said.

Nairobi News contacted the Kabete Children’s Home and its former administrator Ms Florence Makau. She confirmed that the sisters lived at the facility but later moved out.

“They stayed at the home at some point and they are known,” she said, adding that the two were hardworking and always willing to explore new ideas.

PHOTO | COURTESY

Serah assured the long lost family that they are now working and financially stable.

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“Am appealing to anyone who may have information of the whereabouts of our parents or even relatives to help me trace them. My sister and I are doing well in life,” she said.

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Died abroad: The Kenyans who never came back

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Norah Borus, a 2013 KCSE top performer was last week found dead at her on-campus residence in the US. Her death was confirmed by Stanford University Vice Provost of Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole who wrote in an email: “Neither the cause of death nor the student’s identity have been publicly released, but police say there is “no ongoing safety threat to the campus community.”Norah sat her 2013 KCSE at Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta to emerge the best girl in Nairobi County.

NORAH

She then joined Stanford University to pursue an engineering course. At the time of her death, Stanford University was celebrating commencement weekend.According to The Mercury News website online, this was the fourth student death reported since last February.News of her death increases the worrying trend of Kenyans who have been found dead overseas.

Cheruiyot who was found dead at Osborne Park, Australia.

LEFT: The cars linked to the murder. RIGHT: The deceased Jelagat Cheruiyot


On May 30, 2019, police found a 34-year-old Kenyan woman dead at her apartment in Osbourne Park, Australia, days after her family reported her missing.Jelagat Cheruiyot also known as Nancy was found dead when police went to conduct a welfare check.It was reported that due to the nature of her injuries, police declared it a homicide and kicked off an investigation.To date, police are yet to make arrests leading to her death. Daily Nationreported that they were in pursuit of a man who was spotted driving two cars linked to her murder.Jelagat hailed from Cheptiret in Uasin Gishu County.

Moses Maima, who allegedly committed suicide in Chicago, US.

Moses Maima, 50, is reported to have committed suicide in Chicago, US in March this year.He was cremated so quick, all while the family waited for the body to be brought home for a proper burial.Back home, Maima’s younger brother Phillip Miyare told The Standard in an interview, “The explanation on how he died is suspicious. We need to know what happened.” Maima moved to the US in the 1990s and had three children.

Kenyan musician Mercy Muthui

Mercy Wanjiku Muthui, the 32-year-old Kenyan musician, with her husband Daniel Erhardt. PHOTO | COURTESY

Again in February this year, 32-year-old Kenyan musician Mercy Wanjiku Muthui was found dead in a ditch near her home in the Netherlands. Her family suspected foul play. Police detained but released her husband Daniel Erhardt who had reported her missing moments before her death.

Margaret Nganga The script re-writes itself in another incident in May 2018.Margaret Nganga was found dead in her car at a parking lot, a day after she left her house for work.She worked at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.Her family said she did not show any signs of illness and was in high spirits on the day she left home.


Henry Okong’o and wife, Kenyan couple found dead in New Jersey.

Henry Okong’o and wife Lydiah March 2018, Kenyans in New Jersey, USA, woke up to the news of Kenyan couple that was found dead in their home.The bodies of Henry Okong’o and his wife Lydiah were found in separate rooms of their home with gunshot wounds.Neighbours suspected the deaths could have been as a result of domestic violence.The couple left behind three children.

 

Source:Standard.co.ke

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Uhuru’s sister sues city businessman over Sh3m soft loan

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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s elder sister has returned a former captain of Karen Country Club, Richard Thande, to court for failing to repay a Sh3 million debt.

Kristina Pratt, in papers filed at the Milimani Commercial Courts in Nairobi, says Mr Thande has once again breached a repayment deal reached last September, prompting the latest court action and appointment of Moran Auctioneers to pursue the debt.

Mr Thande, however, protested the suit, urging the court to dismiss it terming.

“The defendant will raise a preliminary objection that the entire suit should be struck out on the grounds that it time-barred,” he said.

Mr Thande is hinging his objection on the Limitation of Actions Act, which demands that a contractual dispute be brought to court within six years.

The businessman owed Ms Pratt a soft loan of Sh5 million. Last September, he paid Sh2 million and promised to stagger the remaining Sh3 million within six months.

Ms Pratt, through her lawyer Eddy Orinda, said Mr Thande had breached the repayments terms.

REPAYMENT DEAL

Mr Kenyatta’s kin first went to court last year after the businessman failed to honour a repayment deal reached on November 2011 that directed the businessman to make monthly payments of Sh20,000 to clear the debt.

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“The plaintiff (Ms Pratt) avers that the defendant (Mr Thande) has since entering the agreements only paid a sum of Sh20,000,” says Ms Pratt in September court documents.

“The plaintiff further avers that despite numerous requests and demands in the month of June 2018 to the defendant to refund the remaining sum of Sh4,980,000, the defendant has declined to settle the same.”

The monthly repayment of Sh20,000 meant Mr Thande would have taken 250 months or 20 years to clear the debt on the assumption it was lent interest-free.

Ms Pratt, 68, wants the court to compel Mr Thande to shoulder the costs of the suit.

Court documents did not reveal the dealings between Mrs Pratt and Mr Thande.

Ms Pratt chairs the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya since 2002 when former President Daniel arap Moi appointed her to the position.

Source:nairobinews

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