Meet Kenyan Community Voting for the First Time

Published: 6/Aug/2022


The Shona will participate in their first ever General Election n Kenya nearly six decades after the community migrated from Zimbabwe.

Speaking to BBC Africa, the community secretary general Oliver Muregerera was excited to finally exercise his civil rights like other Kenyans.

“I am very happy to be voting for the first time. I am now a recognized Kenyan citizen. I am free,” he said.

The community, consisting of about 4,000 people, was recognised by the government in 2020 after years of living as stateless citizens.

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Themes: Voter Registration
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2022