Shona community living in Kenya stateless

Published: 14/May/2018
Source: SABC News (Johannesburg)

Imagine living all your adult life as a stateless person. This is the case with at least 4,000 members of the Shona community who live in Kenya. Originally from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa, they came to Kenya in the 1960s to spread the Gospel and although recognized by Kenya’s founding fathers, they were never granted citizenship. This situation has continued todate denying them basic rights including education and employment. Sarah Kimani reports.


Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2018