Kenya: Nubians fear being locked out of NIIMS registration for lack of IDs

Published: 26/Apr/2019
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)


The Nubian community has expressed fears that its members risk being locked out of the ongoing National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) registration, popularly known as Huduma Namba, since most of them don’t have national identity cards.  They said they could miss out on crucial government services as a result.

Through the Nubian Rights Forum, the community accused the government of unfairness when vetting minority groups in the country, saying most of its members have waited for more than 15 years to get national identification cards.

The forum’s Chairman, Mr Shaffi Ali Hussein, said they now want the government to enact a law to guide the vetting and issuing of ID cards to minority groups.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019