Kenya: MPs petition state to recognise stateless Pemba community

Published: 15/Fév/2022
Source: The Star (Nairobi)


MPs and rights organisations are pushing for the recognition of the stateless Pemba community.

The National Assembly has adopted a report by the National Security and Administration Committee to grant Pembas citizenship.

The lawmakers led by Kilifi North MP Owen Baya and activists had earlier petitioned government to review the long-standing push for recognition of Pembas as Kenyans.

In March last year, the committee on the government’s request visited the community and embarked on the process of acquiring data about the Pembas to prompt for their registration.

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Themes: Apatridie, Discrimination, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2022