Kenya: MPs call for new legislation to help stateless persons acquire IDs

Published: 19/Jan/2019
Source: Mediamax Network (Nairobi)

By Kirera Mwiti

A group of Senators and MPs have called on new legislation to address the rising number of stateless persons in the country.

The lawmakers called on the government to ease the process of acquiring an ID noting that the current system is complex with long bureaucracy.

Their call came as details emerged that there were close to 50,000 with no fixed abode in the country.

The revelation came during a two-day workshop organised by United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and Kenya National Commission for Human Rights (KNCHR) on the status of stateless people in the country.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula noted that frontier counties were the most effected with majority of residents not accessing identification cards.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019