Tag Archive: makonde

We’re Kenyans, don’t alienate us — Makonde community

Published: 30/Jan/2022
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

by SHABAN OMAR Kwale Makonde community members have decried alienation in employment opportunities and useful development projects. According to their chairman Thomas Nguli, some local leaders and residents still perceive them as stateless individuals and not counted as important members…

Video: Trekking against Statelessness in Kenya

Published: 9/Nov/2016
Source: Kenya Human Rights Commission

Four-part video by the Kenya Human Rights Commission on the protest march by the Makonde people seeking recognition of Kenyan citizenship. Part 1: The Trek Part 2: Uhuru Park Part 3: State House Part 4: Compilation: citizenship recognised  

The Arduous Journey of the Makonde to Kenyan Citizenship

Published: 9/Nov/2016
Source: CRAI blog

By Diana Gichengo The Makonde community in Kenya arrived in the country in the 1940s mainly as laborers in sugar and sisal plantations at the coast from Mozambique, majority of them settled in Tanzania while the rest were left in…

Stateless Makonde people to get Kenyan citizenship

Published: 13/Oct/2016
Source: The East African

By CHARLES OMONDI and PSCU Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday directed that all eligible Makonde people to be issued with national identity cards by December. The president further ordered responsible government departments to ensure the eligible members of the community…

Kenya: President Kenyatta apologises to the Makonde people

Published: 13/Oct/2016
Source: Kenya NTV

President Uhuru Kenyatta has personally apologised to the Makonde people on behalf of his government and the previous three that came before him. In a statement after meeting the Makonde who walked from Kilifi, the president has directed the Interior…