Kenya: How life has changed for the Makonde community

Published: 26/Jun/2017
Source: Daily Nation (Nairobi)

By Fadhili Fredrick

Statelessness is a story that at its heart reveals the struggle of the human spirit to survive, of families believing in each other, and of communities who will stop at nothing to identify themselves.

It is almost five months since the Makonde community in Kwale and Kilifi was granted Kenyan citizenship by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Today, the Nation looks at the strides made by the community that originated from Mozambique 80 years ago, and the challenges it faces after becoming Kenya’s 43rd tribe.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2017