Tabitha Karanja, the founder and CEO of Keroche Breweries Limited, will henceforth be known as Tabitha Karanja Keroche.

This is after she swore an affidavit and her new name was revealed via a Gazette Notice Number 4013 dated April 8, 2022 permitting her to use the new name “for all purposes”.

She was formerly known as Tabitha Mukami Mungai-Karanja.

“Notice is given that by a deed poll dated February 15, 2022, duly executed and registered in the Registry of Documents at Nairobi as Presentation No. 2921, in Volume Dl, Folio 102/794, File No. MMXXII, by our client, Tabitha Karanja Keroche, of P.O. Box 6-20117, Naivasha in the Republic of Kenya, formerly known as Tabitha Mukami Mungai,” the notice read.

It added, “She has formally and absolutely renounced and abandoned the use of her former name Tabitha Mukami Mungai, and in lieu thereof assumed and adopted the name Tabitha Karanja Keroche, for all purposes and authorises and requests all persons at all times to designate, describe and address her by her assumed name Tabitha Karanja Keroche only.”

The entrepreneur who is eyeing the Nakuru Senatorial seat on a UDA ticket in the August election drew the affidavit before Kabugu and Company Advocates.

Section Three of the Registration of documents (Change of Name) Regulations, states that any person or parent or guardian who wishes to change their name or those of their children must do it through a Deed Poll.

A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name. One can change any part of their name, add or remove names and hyphens, or change spelling.

It is a must for the deed poll to be gazetted before one can acquire new identification documents bearing their new name then it is registered with the Registrar of Documents.