Nubians in Kenya face land challenges

Published: 24/Jun/2015
Source: Voice of America

Hamida Malahassen runs a successful business in Kibera, Kenya’s largest informal settlement, but her case is unique. Being Nubian, she has faced lots of challenges in applying for citizenship. And without a Kenyan identity card that enables one to be officially recognized as a citizen by the government, getting services is hard. According to Malahassen, her community is held back by this lack of recognition in Kenya.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Identity Documents, Statelessness
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2015