An affidavit in Kenya is sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of Kenya. An affidavit is commissioned by a Commissioner for Oaths duly appointed and commissioned to act as such. The Commissioner for Oaths shall be a practicing advocate as required by the Act. The Affidavits may be required as evidence in a court of law; Confirmation of names i.e. if they differ in documents such an National Identity card of passport; to authorize a person to undertake a certain activity e.g. a parent authorizing a minor to travel to a foreign country; affidavit of lost passport/Permit; affidavit of single hood; affidavit of marriage: affidavit to lost property/property amongst others.