Source: Mwakilishi (Nairobi)
By John Wanjohi
Members of the Shona community in Kenya are set to participate in next year’s general elections.
This comes after they were registered as voters in the ongoing mass voter listing exercise, allowing them to participate in an electoral process for the first time.
Members of this community remained stateless for decades until recently when they were recognized as Kenyan citizens and issued with citizenship documents, including national identity cards.
The documents were issued by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i at Windsor Hotel in July as part of the government efforts to end statelessness.