By Ebi Kesiena
The President Willam Ruto-led Kenyan government has announced an increase in the costs of acquiring birth and death certificates.
The cost of the birth certificate will now be Sh200, up from Sh50, while the death certificate will cost sh200, up from Sh50.
This was contained in a statement made available to the media on Wednesday, as Interior CS Kithure Kindiki said amendments of both and death certificates will cost Sh1,000 from Sh130.
Giving a further breakdown, the statement noted that late registration of birth will now be Sh500, up from Sh150 and late registration of death certificate will cost Sh500, up from Sh150.
Re-registration of birth will now cost Sh1,000, up from Sh90.
Kenyans will part with Sh1,500 for a presumed death certificate up from Sh150.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that pursuant to Regulation 60 of the Public Finance Management (National Government) Regulations, 2015, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Economic Planning has granted to the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration the authority for the State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services to revise charges and levies on its services,” the statement read.