The government has rolled out a way for couples to wed with services being offered online for Kenyans.

Marriage services at the government office were temporary suspended in May to adherence of MOH rules on crowding as there was dilemma at the registrar of marriage office on enforcing Covid-19 measures to running the services.

Couples planning to do a civil wedding, will now be required to register their details on the eCitizen portal, pay for the marriage fee, book for a pre-wedding interview and later get an appointment for the wedding to be officiated by the registrar.

Once the couple is through registration. There will be 21 days notice for approval. The process will first be rolled out in Nairobi, and thereafter in other counties once it roots.

On 20th May,2020 Marriage services were suspended after Kenyans flocked the Attorney General’s office in Nairobi raising fears of the spread of Covid-19 . The office had been partially re-opened on Monday.

Registrar General Mary Njuya said that the number of clients who visited Sheria House seeking marriage services was overwhelming, posing a serious threat of the spread of COVID -19 because of social distancing at Sheria House.

The office: “we developing guidelines that will ensure the services will in future be provided in a more organised manner.”
Njuya added that the office has temporarily suspended all marriage services in order to develop a clear roadmap on reopening in a quote as guided by the Ministry of Health and to further ensure that safety measures are undertaken in the workplace.

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