source: me and my trusted phone
Let me tell you, whoever said Kenyans are not getting married, has not been to Sheria House. WHAT?!?!
When babes and I went to get our marriage license, there was a queue of people waiting to get married at the registrars office, there was another queue[like us] waiting to register the marriages. It was really quite something and I was quite happy about it. God did not intend for us to be alone. Yes, I just quoted the Bible!
And since I am so helpful, here is pertinent information.
- You have to register your marriage and the notice runs for 21 days before you are given the certificate [and pretty much the go ahead] to do the wedding. This application costs Kshs 200.
- If you are having a church wedding, after the 21 days, you go and get the certificate and pay Kshs 350.
- If you are having a garden wedding (or a wedding held anywhere else apart from a church), after the 21 days, you go and get the certificate and pay Kshs 5,050.
- If you want to get married at the registrar’s office, you pay 1,550 (after the 21 days notice).
- If you want the exemption from the 21 days notice [like lets say you are coming in from the States in less than 21 days] you have to bring additional documents in addition to you National ID – Birth certificate, affidavits stating that you are single and a documented reason to show/prove that you do not have time to give the 21 days notice.
- The above only applies to marriages between two Kenyans, if you are marrying a foreigner or if you are foreigners wanting to get married in Kenya, there is more needed and I am tired of typing so email me and I will let you know.
As always, glad to be of service!