|Domicil of Origin||Domicil of Choice|
|· This is the domicil which a person acquires at birth.
· Under Kenyan law a person acquires a domicil or origin as a matter of course. For example.
· A person born legitimate acquirers the domicil of the father.
· A person born illegitimate acquires the domicial of the mother.
· An infant legitimated by the marriage of its parents the domicil of the father.
· A person born posthumously acquires
the domicil of the father as at the date of death.
· An adopted infant acquires the dominal of the adaptor.
· Domicil of origin cannot be lost. It can only be suspended when a domicial of
choice is acquired.
|· This is the domicil which a person acquires by choosing which country to make his permanent home or residence.
· Only a person who has attained the age of majority and has the requisite capacity can acquire a domicil of choice.
· The person must:
o Take up actual residence in the country of choice.
o Have an intention of making the country his permanent house.
· Once a person acquires this domicil, the domical of origin is held in abeyance but is reverted to if the domicil of choice is lost.