Government to end statelessness in Kenya – Matiang’i

Published: 28/Jul/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)


The last of stateless people in the country who qualify for Kenyan citizenship will have their status regularized by December this year.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday announced the process to grant Kenyan citizenship to eligible but currently stateless persons in the country will be concluded before this year’s Jamhuri Day celebration.

Speaking at the Windsor Hotel in Kiambu County during the issuance of citizenship certificates to 1,649 members of the Shona community, the CS however said the process will be undertaken without compromising national security.

He said although the country was committed to redressing the plight of stateless persons and communities living in the country in line with Human Rights and International Conventions, the process of conferring Kenyan citizenship will be tempered with the larger national security interests.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2021