Kenya’s President Uhuru to grant stateless Makonde people citizenship

Kenya’s President with some of the Makonde people

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday directed that all eligible Makonde people, living in Kwale’s coastal region to be issued with national identity cards by December.

The Makonde people are originally from northern Mozambique and have for decades remained stateless. They are estimated to be about 10,000 living in Kenya.

While hosting a delegation of 300 members of the community at State House, the President said; “I seek your apology on behalf of other Kenyans because Kenya has taken too long to consider you as our brothers and sisters.”

He further ordered responsible government departments to ensure eligible members of the community were issued with land title deeds.

Makonde People of Mozambique Descent to get Kenyan Citizenship