Stateless Makonde people to get Kenyan citizenship

Published: 13/Oct/2016
Source: The East African


Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday directed that all eligible Makonde people to be issued with national identity cards by December. The president further ordered responsible government departments to ensure the eligible members of the community were issued with land title deeds.

The Makonde live in Kwale County at the coast, but originally came from northern Mozambique in the 1940s. They have for decades been denied the Kenyan citizenship.

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Themes: Apatridie, Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2016