National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is among eight Members of Parliament accused of holding dual citizenship.
This was disclosed by Kenyans for Justice and Development (KEJUDE), a lobby group that wants eight MPs, two Senators and one former MP probed for holding dual citizenship.
In a letter to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), KEJUDE wants Duale, who is the MP for Garissa Town, investigated for allegedly holding Kenyan and Somali citizenships.
Other MPs accused of holding dual citizenship include Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan Abdi (UK citizenship), Marsabit Woman Representative Safia Sheikh Adan (Somali and Ethiopian), Mandera South MP Man Haji Ali (Somali), Daadab MP Mohammed Dahir Duale (Somali), Lagdera MP Mohammed Garane (Somali), Mwingi West MP Charles Ngusya Nguna (Greece) and Naivasha MP Jane Kihara (US).
The lobby also claimed Narok Senator Olekina Ledama and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika hold both Kenyan and US citizenships.
Section 31(2) of the Leadership and Integrity Act bars dual citizenship holders from holding State positions.
“A person who holds dual citizenship shall, upon election or appointment to a State office, not take office before officially renouncing their other citizenship in accordance with the provisions of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011,” the section states.
Article 260 of the constitution lists MPs as state officers, meaning the aforementioned leaders could lose their seats or be forced to renounce their other citizenship if found to be dual citizenship holders.