In Kenya, a Notary Public is a legal professional appointed by the Chief Justice under the Notaries Public Act. A Notary Public is authorized to perform various notarial acts, including the certification and authentication of documents, administering oaths and affirmations, witnessing signatures, and executing certain legal instruments.
The primary role of a Notary Public in Kenya is to provide an impartial and official certification of the authenticity and validity of documents for use domestically and internationally. Notary services are often required for documents such as affidavits, powers of attorney, deeds, contracts, and other legal instruments.
Notary Publics in Kenya are typically qualified lawyers who have undergone additional training and have been granted the authority to act as Notaries Public. They are entrusted with ensuring the legality, integrity, and reliability of the documents they handle.
When seeking the services of a Notary Public in Kenya, it is important to verify their credentials and ensure that they are duly authorized and registered with the Chief Justice’s office.