Kenya: ID cards vetting sidelines Muslims, court told

Published: 13/Jan/2011
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)

A government circular requiring persons of Asian or Arabic descent professing Islam to be vetted before being issued with national identity cards has been challenged in court.

Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) said the confidential circular issued to all district commissioners by the registrar of persons requiring additional proof that they are Kenyans is unconstitutional.

The organisation said it is discriminatory on the basis of religion, race and place of origin.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2011