Uganda: Court Orders Immigration to Give Citizenship to People of Somali Origin

Published: 19/Mar/2022
Source: Uganda Radio Network

By Hafitha Issa

The Civil Division of High Court in Kampala has ordered the Immigration office to give people of Somali Origin citizenship as long as they fulfill requirements of the law.

The Judgment issued through email by Justice Musa Ssekaana arises from a case filed in 2019 by seven members of the Somali Community in Uganda and a civil society organization who had been denied citizenship by Ugandan authorities.

The members are; Abdu Abucar Hussein, Abdullah Ahmed Shiek, Yahaya Yusuf, Hirsi Mohamed, Abdinassir Hussein Shire, Mohamed Abduwel Abdulla, Ahmed Noor Osman and Multiracial Community Uganda (Mcu) Ltd. The aggrieved people were born in Uganda and to Ugandan parents who they allege to have lived in Uganda all their lives.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2022