STATELESSNESS AND THE RIGHT TO NATIONALITY IN KENYA

Kenya has an estimated 18,500 stateless people and five million Kenyans who face discrimination and barriers to obtaining nationality documentation. Various minority communities, including the Pemba, Galjael, Shona, and those of Burundian, Congolese, Indian, and Rwandan descent, are affected. Nubians and some Kenyan Somalis who have difficulty obtaining documentation. These minority communities face institutionalized discrimination…

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ONE ID AT A TIME TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF STATELESSNESS – THE STORY OF SAUMU MOHAMMED

Compiled and written by Makah Yussuf and Maseke Rioba Cases of Nubians at risk of statelessness waiting ages to get their identification cards, or being denied an opportunity for documentation contribute to the challenges communities at risk of statelessness face globally. Communities at risk of statelessness highlight, through their experiences, the level of neglect from…

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Happy Endings also exist…

Happy endings do not only exist in fairy tales, some happen to us right here in the community. In this week’s story we major on one Abdulfaraj, a youth here in Kibera from the Nubian community who came to our offices and by the help of our paralegal Hamisi Omari was able to get his…

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ANOTHER WIN FOR THE WOMAN!

This week we follow up on success stories from the paralegal outreach program. The purpose of the outreach is usually to empower the community and creating awareness on matters such as citizenship, specifically registration and documentation. Article 27 of the Constitution of Kenya caters for Equality and freedom from discrimination where under sub article 2;…

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WHEN YOU NEED DOCUMENTATION TO ATTAIN EDUCATION

On 30th March 2016 morning at Nubian Rights Forum Abdullatif Abu-Bakr walked in Nubian right forum alone wanting help because he did not have a birth certificate, he was fifteen years turning sixteen he carried only a clinic card with no guardian besides him. Abdullatif was met by out paralegal Mariam Hussein. He confided in…

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PURSUING MY DREAMS ABROAD AFTER DOCUMENTATION.

The Nubian Rights Forum has a competent outreach program where our paralegals give back to the community by educating them and creating awareness on citizenship, specifically registration and documentation. One of the awareness activities includes a conversational session where they educate the clients about identification cards, the benefits of documentation, benefits of documentation and finally…

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