Asians request for recognition as Kenya’s 44th tribe

Published: 13/Jan/2017
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)

Kenyan Asians have asked the government to recognise them as the country’s 44th ethnic community.

The group said President Uhuru Kenyatta should do what he did to the Makonde in Kwale after they were recognised as the country’s 43rd community when they complained of decades of marginalisation.

The Makonde marched from Kwale County to Nairobi late last year to air their grievances.

They were supported by several civil society groups.

Mother’s Lap Foundation executive director Farah Mannzoor on Thursday said Asians made the decision “because we have exercised our duty as citizens”.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2017