Need to reform processing of entry permit and the appeals framework


Eight Ethiopians arrested at Losesia, Samburu County, in an Isiolo court in 2019. They were jailed for two months after pleading guilty to being in the country illegally.

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What you need to know:

  • Perceptions have been created that there are many foreigners working or doing business in the country.

Citizenship and immigration matters in Kenya have been entrenched in the Constitution since 1963, when three Acts of Parliament — The Kenya Citizenship Act, the Immigration Act and the Aliens Restriction Act (Cap. 173) — took effect. Suffice it to say, a lot has changed since, leaving in its wake many areas that are crying for reforms.


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