Kenyans In Diaspora To Be Able To Marry At Embassies

Kenyans nationals in the diaspora will soon be able to marry at Kenyan embassies in their respective countries of residence, President William Ruto said on Wednesday.

Ruto said Attorney General Justin Muturi is working on the gazettement of Kenyan embassies worldwide as legally-recognised places of marriage.

Kenyans In Diaspora
Kenyans In Diaspora

“The Attorney General has given concurrence that he is going to gazette our embassies as a place you can get married,” he said in Kigali, Rwanda during a meeting with Kenyans living in the country.

However, Ruto said the marriages will be within the confines of Kenyan law, meaning same-sex marriages will not be officiated regardless of whether the country of residence legally recognises gay marriages.

“The law of Kenya will continue to apply; if you are a man, you can only get married to a woman, and if you’re a woman, to a man. That will continue to apply,” the president said.

Ruto’s meeting was part of his two-day State visit to Rwanda at the invitation of President Paul Kagame.

The visit saw the two leaders deliberate on areas of mutual interest and cooperation, including the Northern Corridor integration projects, food security, innovation and ICT, health and education. 

Kenya and Rwanda signed ten memoranda of understanding on education, ICT, gender and child development, youth, capacity development for public service, correctional services, health, diplomatic training, agriculture and cooperatives.

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