It is safe to argue that losing a birth certificate means losing important identification documentation. On Kenya, the birth of every child is documented in a document.
As a result, the certificate serves as the initial official identifying document, establishing your legal entitlement to all services to which Kenyan citizens are entitled.
A birth certificate has more purposes than only serving as identity. You will always need to demonstrate it in order to receive services, such as school enrollment or applications for important documents like your passport, identification card, or visa.
But things happen, and even the most carefully guarded items could disappear, probably during a move. Even worse, you might lose them in a matatu while traveling, or, heaven forbid, a fire might break out at your home and burn everything to ashes.
Many Kenyans who have lost their birth certificates are unaware of the processes to follow to replace the records, and some believe it to be impossible.
Your birth certificate replacement is a simple and painless process;
If you are at least 18 years old and were born in Kenya you can visit the closest huduma center with your documents for instance an identification card and the huduma center workers can direct you appropriately.
For those who are less than 18, the parents should visit the appropriate offices armed with photocopies of their identification and a birth certificate.
However, parents of children under two years old can go to the closest Huduma Center to get a notification of birth.
A Huduma Centre representative stated that the normal fees for replacing your birth certificate range from Kshs 50 to Kshs 150.
You will have to wait a certain amount of time after submitting your application for your certificate to be processed you can visit the center anytime after submission to a certain your documents.