The Kenyan government has announced that it will be launching its new biometric e-passport at the end of November.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 30, the Kenyan government will phase out its old generation of passports with the new East African Community (EAC) biometric e-passport.
  • The e-passport will include updated security and technology features designed to protect Kenyan nationals’ identities and reduce falsification and forgery.
  • Kenyan nationals are encouraged to obtain the new e-passport by Nov. 30 to avoid possible delays.
  • Kenyan nationals living abroad can apply for the e-passport at their local embassy.

BAL Analysis: Kenyan authorities introduced the new passport to safeguard their citizens’ identities and reduce passport falsifications and fraudulent activities. Kenyan nationals should apply for passport renewals as soon as possible to avoid delays or complications.

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