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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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VIDEO: Tanzanian woman wants to be President Uhuru’s wife but Kenyans online are not amused

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It appears Tanzanian singer Rehema Chalamila popularly known as Ray C infatuation with President Uhuru Kenyatta is not going anywhere anytime soon, if a picture she has shared on social media is anything to go by.

In the photo, the sassy songbird is captured wearing a revealing bodysuit with fishnet stocking while posing near a pool.

“Future Mrs Uhuru!jah love!,” the photo is captioned.

Predictably, the post has attracted great interest from the online community.

“Jamani huyu ashindwe kwa jina la Yesu, Juzi ukitembelewa na malaika akakutia ufahamu, Leo,” said reymsemo.

“Hivii ni wewe juzi ulieongea maneno ya kiroho hapaa mpka nikajua Umeokoka!!!?” asked wilkins_ms.

“Not our president… we love our first lady,” commented roselynatema.

“Ray C all reckless. She’s ready to risk it all,” said ayuma.

“Uhuru wetu wa Kenya ama mgani?” asked stacy 254.

“Haki ringtone apoko anatusumbua atahitaji jiko. Si umchukue tu,” suggested angel_johnson.

Ray C publicly declared her “undying love” for President Kenyatta last year while on a music tour in the country.

She claimed that Mr Kenyatta was the ideal husband for her and this has added to her love for Kenya.

 

by nairobinews

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Uhuru announces end of public commemoration of his father’s death

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday announced the end of a 41-year-old tradition that was upheld by former President Daniel Arap Moi and his predecessor, the third President Mwai Kibaki.

President Kenyatta declared an end to public observation of August 22, as the day Kenya’s founding President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died.

The President stated that the decision had been arrived at following consultations with the larger Kenyatta family.

President Uhuru spoke while accompanied  by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the laying of a wreath at the mausoleum of  Mzee Kenyatta as part of activities to commemorate the 41st anniversary since his death in 1978. Present too was Deputy President, William Ruto.

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Reprieve for families in Ethiopian Airlines crash as renowned US lawyer takes up case 

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Kenya was the worst hit when Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed near the town of Bishoftu on 10th March 2019 killing all 157 passengers on board. A total of 32 Kenyans died in that crash, making Kenya the most affected country.

It has been five months since the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, affected families have been locked in a legal tussle with US plane manufacturer Boeing for close to half a year now.

Families who lost their kin in the deadly crash can now breathe a sigh of relief as renowned US-based lawyer Manuel von Ribbeck has filed additional lawsuits against Boeing.

For starters, Manuel von Ribbeck is a lawyer who focuses on representing victims of catastrophic incidents, including aviation disasters from human or mechanical errors.

Manuel von Ribbeck (left)Manuel von Ribbeck (left)

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Ribbeck is basically the hope of many aircraft accident victims throughout the world. He also represented families who lost their kin in Indonesian carrier – Lion Air Flight 610, which is the same model with Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 737 MAX 8. The October 29th 2018 Lion Air crash killed all 189 passengers and crew on board.

Ribbeck’s law firm – Ribbeck Law Chartered and its co-counsels Global Aviation Law Group and Igeria and Ngugi Advocates filed additional lawsuits against Boeing in the case involving Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

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A total of 66 affected family members are seeking $1 billion/Ksh 100 billion in compensation for damages from the American plane manufacturer.

The renowned lawyer seeks to consolidate the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines cases if no settlement is reached soon for his clients. The law firms argue that consolidating the two cases will solve the issue of contradicting orders if the cases are handled by different judges.

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