A person is a citizen by birth if on the day of the personís birth, weather or not the person is born in Kenya either the mother or the father of the person is a citizen.
Clause (1) applies equally to a person born before the effective date, weather or not the person was born in Kenya, if either the mother or the father of the person is a citizen.
Parliament may enact legislation limiting the effect of clauses (1) and (2) on the descendants of Kenyan citizens who are born outside Kenya.
A child found in Kenya who is, or appears to be, less than eight years of age, and whose nationality and parents are not known, is presumed to be a citizen by birth.
A person who is a Kenyan citizen by birth and who has ceased to be a Kenyan citizen because the person acquired citizenship of another country, is entitled on application to regain Kenyan citizenship.
A person who has been married to a citizen for a period of at least seven years is entitled on application to be registered as a citizen.
A person who has been lawfully resident in Kenya for a continuous period of at least seven years, and who satisfies the conditions prescribed by an Act of Parliament, may apply to be registered as a citizen.
A child who is not a citizen, but is adopted by a citizen, is entitled on application to be registered as a citizen.
Parliament shall enact a legislation establishing conditions on which citizenship may be granted to individuals who are citizens of other countries.
This Article applies to a person as from the effective date, but any requirements that must be satisfied before the person is entitled to be registered as a citizen shall be regarded as having been satisfied irrespective of whether the person satisfied them before of after the effective date, or partially before, and partially after, the effective date.