Section 1. 27 of the Marriage Act, 2014 allows anyone with a valid legal reason to file an objection to a planned marriage.
It can be filed before the Registrar of Marriage or Minister of Faith where the marriage is taking place.
Every objection must include:
- The name of the person giving the notice of objection,
- The person’s relationship with either of the intended parties to the marriage and,
- Reasons for the objection to the intended marriage.
Before you fill the online application form found at https://www.e-citizen.go.ke,
ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS READY FOR ATTACHING/ UPLOADING:
- A written letter of objection and,
- Proof of marriage
Upon receipt of the notice, the Marriage Officer has to hear and make a determination within 14 days.
Any dissatisfied party has a right of appeal to the Magistrate’s Court within 14 days.
A written letter of objection addressed to the religious organization where the marriage will take place.