Source: Al Jazeera
Poor Kenyan Somalis registered as Dadaab refugees to access benefits, but say they are now being refused nationality.
by Osman Mohamed Osman
Eastleigh, Kenya – In a restaurant in Eastleigh, a noisy Nairobi suburb, Shariff Omar, a Kenyan Somali, reaches for a brown folder.
« I have managed to get some names of all the needy people in my neighbourhood, » he said, flipping through documents as he explains how he started a charity project a few weeks earlier.
« We now have to find well-wishers to help these people. They are suffering. »
Omar was born in Tana River, a semi-arid county about 500km south of Kenya’s capital. Despite his right to Kenyan citizenship, the government classifies him as a Somali refugee.