Kenya: Govt to Work On Modalities to Ensure Pemba Community in Kilifi Acquires Citizenship – President Ruto

Published: 12/Dec/2022
Source: Capital FM (Nairobi)

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – President William Ruto has announced that the government will work on modalities to ensure Pemba community in Kilifi acquires Kenyan citizenship.

Speaking during Jamhuri Day celebrations in Nyayo Stadium on Monday, the Commander in Chief said that his government is determined to kick off a process that will confer citizenship to the Pemba ethnic group who are dominant in the county of Kilifi.

He added that national unity and inclusivity will not be compromised by what he said are historical injustices of the right to citizenship done to marginalized communities contrary to how it is prescribed in the constitution.

“We must continue to resolve injustices of a historical character that have unfairly relegated people to the margins of statelessness when their inalienable rights of citizenship are guaranteed under the Constitution,” Ruto said.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2022