Kenya: National Registration Process Leaves Minorities on the Edge of Statelessness

Published: 23/Mai/2008
Source: Refugees International

The ethnic divides that Kenya’s election crisis brought to light over- shadow another longstanding form of marginalization: obstacles to citizenship faced by minority groups such as the Nubians, Kenyan Somalis, and coastal Arabs in the national identification (ID) card reg- istration process. Security concerns and a view that some of these groups are not “indigenous” force individuals to endure arbitrary, even discriminatory scrutiny, and unnecessarily long delays.

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Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Acquisition par les enfants, Apatridie, Discrimination, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2008