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How to File for Divorce in Kenya step by step

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage that has subsisted for three or more years. There are five forms of marriages in Kenya: Civil Christian Hindu Islamic Customary The common grounds for dissolution of all forms of marriage are: cruelty adultery desertion exceptional depravity irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. For customary marriages, additional grounds include…

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How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool

Whether you like to practice your diving skills or lounge away the day on a raft, swimming is one of hot season’s perfect pleasures. With a minimum of materials and without an arsenal of chemicals, you can build an idyllic water oasis right in your own backyard.  If you ask most Kenyan contractors to build…

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How to Determine Correct Ratio of Sand to Cement When Making Mortar

For general purposes, mix 6 parts sand to 1 part cement. For heavy duty projects, you may mix 4 parts sand to 1 part cement, but recently,  best results however is mixing 3 parts sand to 1 part cement. The ratio you choose depends on the intended use. For example, load-bearing structures such as foundations…

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13 things to consider when designing your house

A house becomes a home when it fully reflects the owners’ style and preferences. Architects and interior designers alike often hit a snag when doing so for large families with members from different age groups. Parents and children have diverse needs when it comes to shared spaces and privacy. They have a unique personal style…

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How to Apply for Birth Certificate for children born of single mothers

Late registration of births is highly discouraged. However, if not registered, you are required to fill and submit registrations form in person at a Civil Registration Department offices near you. The applicant will be vetted. Requirements; 1. Clinic/ Antenatal card 2. Religious certificate 3. Mother’s Identity Card 4. Tangible evidence that the parent has never…

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How to Apply for Birth Certificate for adults born of non- Kenyan parents

Adults born of non- Kenyan parents in Kenya need to fill and submit in person registrations form at Civil Registration Department offices near them for vetting ahead of registration Requirements; 1. Parent’s entry permit/ passports (compulsory) 2. Clinic card/ birth notification 3. Religious certificate 4. Death certificates where parents are dead 5. School leaving certificate/…

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How to Amend a Birth Certificate

In case you want to amend your birth certificate. Within a duration of two years after registration of birth, the names could be changed on application but after production of relevant documentary evidence in support of the amendments.  After two years, you can add names to the existing ones but you cannot remove the names previously…

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How to apply for a lost birth certificate replacement in Kenya

If you have lost your birth certificate you might want to replace it as soon as possible. Your birth certificate if the first identification document to enable you to access some services at the government. Once you reach 18 years, you can then apply for a National Identity card, but you’ll still need your birth…

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How to Apply for Birth Certificate While Living Abroad

This is only applicable if your child was born abroad but to Kenyan parents and takes longer as documents have to be sent from Kenya. Visit the Kenyan embassy where you live and submit:   Two Application Forms (BDA – Birth and Deaths Registration form) duly filled ( Click here to get the Form)   Two photocopies of…

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How to Apply for Birth Certificate Online on eCitizen

Account Creation   Create an account on eCitizen, using your ID card number. Upon creation of an account, submit a working email. The email or ID will be used to log in together with a password. The email will also be used to reset a password. Your must also provide a registered phone number.  After…

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How to find out your NHIF number via phone

What do you do if you cannot remember your NHIF number?    METHOD 1   Make a telephone call to NHIF customer care using one of the contact numbers 0800 720 601, (020) 2723255/56, (020) 2714793/94, (020) 2722527 and you’ll be sorted. The numbers are toll free.   METHOD 2   Send yout national ID…

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How to check your your NHIF balance on mobile phone code 21101

You can check your your NHIF account status on your mobile phone using these steps: Open your phone messaging application and compose a new SMS message Type the letters “ID”, space, then your National ID number (or passport number if applicable) for example ID 12345678 Send the message to 21101 SMS charge service is Ksh…

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How to search and register business name online on ecitizen

Prerequisites Individual submitting a request for a file perusal must have an eCitizen account. The type of account could be either of the four below: Kenyan citizens account: Foreign Residents Account: Visitor(eVisa) Account: Linked Business Anyone with an eCitizen account can submit a request for business name search and reservation: The Business Name is the…

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How to apply for Temporary Travel Permit, Passport Online on ecitizen step by step

Go to www.ecitizen.go.ke and click on create an Account. Once Logged in, Select Deparment of Immigration services. Select submit Appplication. Select Passports and Temporary permits. Select Temporary permit application and read the Instructions Carefully. Fill in the application form. Pay Using Mpesa, Airtel money, Visa card, Mastercard or Mobi cash. Download and print the Temporary…

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Get Noticed; Join the Ultimate Idea Sharing Club @KenyanTraffic

This group is primarily an ideas and opinions sharing platform in video format, send own video ONLY covering any of the following: – Eye witness NEWS reporting – Constructive IDEAS e.g. effective tips of getting rid of bedbugs – Opinions on Topical Issues and news items – Demonstration of witty skills and abilities – Reviewing…

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Reasons Why you may Need a P3 Form in Kenya and How to Find it Online @KenyanTraffic

A P3 form is used to request for medical examination by a Medical Officer of Health, in order to determine the nature and extent of the bodily injury sustained by a complainant(s) in assault cases. The P3 form is in two parts.  Part I. This is filled out by the Police Officer assigned to the case,…

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How to Write a Will in Kenya in Step by Step

A will is a legal declaration by a person, of his wishes or intentions regarding the disposition of his property after his death, duly made and signed in accordance with the law. A will includes any attachments to the will, explaining or altering any part of the will. Such attachments are known as codicils and…

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How can I write a will? Do I need a lawyer for me to write a will?

What is the importance of a will? A will enables you to have control over your property even after you are deceased. For instance, how your estate should be distributed. If you die without a will, your estate will be distributed to your relatives according to a certain legal formula. This can be very different…

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