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

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


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 of the society.

The Makonde became the 43rd tribe of Kenya after being granted citizenship by the government in 2017 after decades of statelessness.

To date, about 5,000 Makonde community members have National ID cards. The last census data indicated that they were 3,764, according to Nguli.

Read further: https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/coast/2022-01-30-were-kenyans-dont-alienate-us–makonde-community/

Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2022