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Concluding Observations, CRC/C/KEN/CO/3-5, 29 January 2016: Kenya

III. Main areas of concern and recommendations

C. Civil rights and freedoms (arts. 7, 8 and 13-17)

Birth registration and nationality

29. The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Citizenship and Immigration Act (2011) which provides for Kenyan nationality for all children born in the State party and recognizes the equal right of women and men to transmit Kenyan nationality to their children, as well as the substantial increase in the number of birth registrations. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that:

(c) Some groups of children, such as refugee children, children of Nubian descent, Makonde children, indigenous Somali children in Kenya, children with mothers in custody and intersex children, face difficulty in obtaining birth registration;

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