Kenya: Minority, civil society groups warn over risk of exclusion by Huduma Bill

Published: 24/Feb/2022
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

By Moses Nyamori

Minority communities have decried risk of exclusion from government services should the Huduma Bill, 2021 be passed without amendments.

Various civil society groups yesterday suggested amendments to the Bill currently before the National Assembly to prevent further marginalisation of the minority.

The lobby groups also sought for inclusion of clauses that will protect abuse of personal data for commercial benefit by those in authorities.

Nubian Rights Forum (NRF) told members of the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security that the community has suffered historical injustices and was on the verge of being marginalised further should the Bill be implemented in its current form.

Read further:

Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2022