How to change a child’s name in Kenya
For children under the age of two, the procedure is extremely simple…
Simply go to your local registrar of persons office (where you get birth certificates) and inform the officer that you wish to change your child’s name.
Requirements depend on the age category (categorized as below):
- Kids aged below 2 years
- Children between 2 years to 16 years
- Children 16 to 18 years
For a child below 2 years, you will fill out a form, upload your previous birth certificate, and pay a small fee before proceeding (come check after 2 months maximum).
It will be more complicated for an older child.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re changing a child’s name.
You may also be requested to provide additional documentation, particularly if you are requesting for a name change for a kid for whom you are not the biological parent.
The trouble is, it’s best to consult a lawyer for a child over the age of two, and your child will need to follow the standard process if he or she is over the age of 18.