Archives de tags : Pemba

Kenya: MPs petition state to recognise stateless Pemba community

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

By SHABAN OMAR 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 […]

Kenya: Not yet uhuru for stateless Pemba

Published: 8/Avr/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

by SHABAN OMAR Sada Makame, a member of the Pemba community in Kwale county, has spent her whole life feeling devastated and uncomfortable on the only land she calls home. Her voice breaks as she recounts her story, while tears […]

Kenya: Stateless communities in Kwale sweat over citizenship

Published: 23/Déc/2020
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

by SHABAN OMAR The burden of being non-citizens keeps on crushing the stateless communities in Kwale as they clamour for citizenship. In Kwale, most stateless people are found in Vanga, Shimoni, Gazi, Mangwei, among other areas of Msambweni and Lunga […]

Stateless Pemba now plead for Kenyan citizenship

Published: 26/Août/2019
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

By Patrick Beja More than 2,000 stateless members of the Pemba community living in Kilifi County want to be registered as Kenyans. The Pemba, who are traditionally fishermen from Pemba island of Zanzibar in Tanzania, claim they came to Kenya […]

Kenya: The Pemba people struggle to belong in the land they call home

Published: 17/Nov/2017
Source: The Nation (Kenya)

By TOM MWIRARIA The 14th century was a golden age in the East African coast. It was also the age of discovery. The coast was one belt. It stretched from Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mombasa to Malindi. During that period, the […]

Stateless Minorities: The Pemba of Kenya

Published: 5/Nov/2017
Source: UNHCR Kenya

There are more than 4000 stateless Pemba. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Kenya works a local NGO called the Haki Centre to try and address their problems. Watch