Nubians demand IDs, recognition as one of Kenya’s ethnic groups

Published: 2/Oct/2020
Source: The Star (Nairobi)


Nubians have questioned the government’s delay to issue them with national identity cards.

The Nubian Rights Forum says it will soon writing a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta over the issue.

Speaking on Friday during a press briefing at their offices in Kibera, Nairobi, the forum’s chairman Shafi Hussein said that since Independence, the quest to have Nubians recognised by the state has been unsuccessful.

“The fight to have Nubians own IDs and get recognised has been long and tiring, yet the government has continued to delay the matter,” Hussein said.

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Themes: Discrimination, Cartes d’identité et passeports, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2020