Police probe 5,752 irregular Kenya citizenship cases

Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro confirmed on Tuesday that detectives were perusing a big number of files from the Immigration department. KEVIN ODIT/NATION/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Some 5,752 old cases in which the identification documents were issued by ministers who held the Immigration docket between 2005 and 2010 have been revived.
  • In some cases, the committee noted that the foreigners had presented forged papers in their applications but the minister issued citizenship nevertheless.

Police have launched fresh investigations into cases in which hundreds of foreigners were issued with Kenyan citizenship documents under questionable circumstances.

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